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International Conference on Universal Knowledge and Language - 2002

(25th-29th November 2002)

Knowledge, Culture and Language have been addressed by scientists and scholars as isolated domains in the past. Current trends are compelling philosophers, computer engineers, social leaders and policy-makers to enlarge the understanding of the convergence of information media, and to take a more integrated approach to societal development. The International Conference on Universal Knowledge organized by The UNDL Foundation, Geneva, Transcultura International Institute, Paris and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, aims at providing an appropriate framework and atmosphere for such approach and understanding.

The Conference is unique in its scope. It is intended to be an occasion for reflecting on the interdependence of language, knowledge and culture from the philosophical to the engineering perspectives. It is also intended to be another opportunity for learning and discussing specific issues concerning UNL multilingual infrastructure and related linguistic or technological issues. To facilitate an integrated approach to these diverse subjects, the Program is organized under the broad and provocative theme "Universal Knowledge and Language" and will be focus from four interrelated perspectives: Philosophical, Cultural, Linguistic and Engineering. Within this broad framework, the Conference invites papers and discussions on a variety of topics, including the very concept of "Universal Knowledge".

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Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research on all aspects of language,. knowledge and culture The areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Linguistics and Computational Issues
  • Language for computers
  • Lexical Resources
  • Statistical Natural Language Processing
  • Word Sense Disambiguation
  • Multi-linguality
  • Internet Impact
  • Machine Translation
  • Knowledge Engineering
  • Language Acquisition
  • Endangered languages and cultures

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Authors should submit their papers, not to exceed 5000 words (including figures and references). Papers in electronic form can be in any of the following formats: plain text, Postscript, PDF, Latex or Microsoft Word (RTF only). Submissions in electronic form are preferred. If your paper contains text of languages other than English, you must send all the relevant font files with your submission.

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Paper Submission Deadline: October 15, 2002

Acceptance Notification: October 31, 2002

Camera ready copy due: November 10, 2002

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For paper submissions and exhibition proposals:

ICUKL-2002 Secretariat
Center for Indian Language Technology Solutions,
Computer Science and Engineering Department,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay- 400 076

Phone: 91-22-5722545 extension 5879
Fax: 91-22-5720290 (with "attention CFILT")

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