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Day 1: 24th November, 2002
09.30-16.30
Arrivals
17.30-22.00
Pre-conference Dinner (Taj - Fort Aguada)
   
Day 2: 25th November, 2002
09.30-10.45
Inagural Function (Taj - Fort Aguada)
Dignitaries : Governor of Goa, Chief Minister of Goa, Prof. M.G.K. Menon, Prof. Della Senta, Prof. Ashok Misra, Dr. Hiroshi Uchida
10.45-11.15
Coffee Break
Transculture Symposium
  Session 1 : Chair : Gustavo Martin Prada
11.15-12.00
Strategy for Reciprocal Knowledge. Reciprocal anthropology and the question of universality or a Key Words : Transcultural approach of universality and difference : Alain Le Pichon.
12.00-12.45

Under the sky, a Chinese approach of "universality" : Zhao Tingyang

13.00-14.00
Lunch Break
  Session 2 : Chair : Michel Arnaud
14.00-14.45

Zero as a key word for a transcultural approach to science : Jacques Vauthiers.

14.45-15.30
Infinity and Universality-A keywords approach from the Iranian culture point of view : Ali Paya
15.45-16.15
Coffee Break
  Session 3 : Chair : B. Mallikarjun
16.15-17.00
Time, Discourse and Transcultarity : Franson Manjali
17.00-17.45
a. Distance Education and e-Learning : G. V. Prabhu Gaunkar, Jacques Vauthiers
b. Europe-India : Strategies for Mutual Knowledge
: G. V. Prabhu Gaunkar, Alain Le Pichon
19.00-
Reception Dinner by IIT Bombay (Hotel Cidade de Goa)
   
Day 3: 26th November, 2002
  Session 4 : Chair : Alain Le Pichon
09.00-09.45
Project of a Transcultural Encyclopedia of Key words. Words' meanings can change: an example about marriage in French language history - methodological proposals. (Provisional title) : Pierre Varrod
09.45-10.30
From Suppression to Revival and Rejuvenation : Uday Bhembre
10.45-11.15
Coffee Break
  Session 5 : Chair : Ajay Jain
11.15-12.00
Key words and the question of norms : Michel Arnaud
12.00-12.45
About the use of UNL in key words, key-images and key-concepts transcultural analysis : Gérard Chollet
13.00-14.00
lunch
  Session 6 : Chair : Jacques Vauthiers
14.00-14.45
The principle of mutual recognition in the E.U. economic policy - about different possible understandings of a key-concept (Provisional title) : Fiorella Padoa
14.45.15.30
Keywords and key concepts in economy: a transcultural approach of globalisation (Provisional title) : Gustavo Martin Prada
15.45-16.15
Coffee Break
  Session 7 : Chair : Sanghamitra Mohanty
16.15-17.00
Reciprocal Visions and Image Feedbacks: a visual experience of reciprocal anthropology in Amazonian cultures : Patrick Deshayes.
17.00-17.45
A common architecture for Machine Translation for Indian languages: Rajeev Sangal
20.30-22.30
Conference Banquet By Chief Minister, Gao (Taj - Fort Aguada)
   
Day 4: 27th November, 2002
  Language Processing Symposium
09.00-09.05
09.05-09.15
09.15-09.35
09.35-09.50

09.50-10.00
Technical Session Inaugration
Welcome
: Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Theme Speech : Prof. Ashok Misra
Keynote Speech : Mr. Bimal Sareen, Media Lab Asia
Inaugural speech : Mr. Rajeeva Ratna Shah, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, India
Presidential Speech : Shri Ramarao G. Dessai, Minister for Art & Culture, Social Welfare and Industries
  Session 8: Chair : Irina Prodanof
10.00-11.45
How to build Universal Knowledge : Hiroshi Uchida, UNDL Foundation Geneva (Invited presentation)
Universal Word and UNL Knowledge Base: Meiying Zhu, UNDL Foundation Geneva (Invited presentation)
UNL as a linguistic point of view : Ronaldo Martins, UNDL Foundation Geneva (Invited presentation).
11.45-12.00
Coffee Break
  Session 9: Chair : Ashok Misra
12.00-12.30
Unversality of key concepts in Vedic tradition : Subhadra Joshi, University of Mumbai (Invited presentation).
12.30-13.15
Building Infrastructure for machine translation research : An Indian Perspective : R.M.K. Sinha, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (Invited presentation).
13.15-14.15
Lunch
  Session 10: Chair : Ronaldo Martins
14.15-15.00
Spell Checkers in Indian Languages : B. B. Choudhary, Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata (Invited presentation).
15.00-15.30
A Language Independent Phonetic Encoding : Durgesh Rao, National Centre for Software Tecnology, Mumbai
15.45-16.15
Coffee Break



16.15-16.35
16.35-17.00
Session 11 : Chair : G. V. Prabhu-Gaunkar
Local Languages
Expierence in building the Konkani corpus
: M. Sardesai and S. Walwalikar
Paradox of Goan Identity : Kiran Budkuley
18.00-
River Cruise
   
Day 5: 28th November, 2002
  Session 12 : Chair : Pushpak Bhattacharyya
09.00-09.45
Speech technology in Indian context : B.Yegnanarayana, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (Invited presentation).
09.45-10.30
Implications of Information Technology for Diversity of Languages and Cultures : M. G. K. Menon.
10.45-11.15
Coffee Break
11.15-13.30
Session 13 : Chair : Hiroshi Uchida
UNL Applications and Tools
: Research track-1 (See details below).
13.30-14.30
Lunch Break
14.30-16.00
Session 14 : Chair : Meiyng Zhu
Machine Translation and lexical resources
: Research track-2 (See details below).
16.00-16.30
Coffee Break
16.30-17.15
Session 15 : Chair : Igor Boguslavsky
Language Learning : a method of imparting reading capability prior to writing capability to an Adult illiterate in the language spoken by him
: P.N. Murthy, Tata Consultancy Services, Trivandrum (Invited presentation).
   
Day 6: 29th November, 2002
09.30-10.30
Session 16 : Chair : Christian Boitet
Annals of Indian Language Computing
: Om Vikas, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Govt. of India (Invited presentation).
10.30-11.00
Coffee Break
10.00-13.00
Session 17 : Chair : Jitendra Shah
Information retrieval
: Research track-3 (See details below).
Parallel Session : UNL ENCONVERTING WORKSHOP lead by Prof. Igor Boguslavsky
13.00-14.30
Lunch
14.30-16.00
Session 18 : Chair : Thakur Dass
Speech and visual information processing
: Research track-4 (See details below).
16.00-16.30
Coffee Break

16.30-18.30

 

Panel Discussion : Creating Universal Knowledge across Language Barriers
Prof. P.V.S. Rao, Prof. Della Senta, Prof. J. P. Contzen, Dr. Hiroshi Uchida,
Dr. Om Vikas, Prof. Le Pichon
18.30-
Closing
   
Day7: 30th November, 2002
Departure
 

 

Research Track Details:

UNL Application and tools : Research track-1 ( 28th November, 2002 11.15-13.30)

  • Coedition of Texts and UNL Graphs to Share Text Revision across Languages and Improve MT a Posteriori
  • Object Oriented Modeling Applied to UNL
  • UNL as Intermediary for Generating Graphical Simulations of NL Discourse
  • Tamil to UNL Enconverter
  • Utilization of the Visual Studio IDE for Integrating the UNL Development Environment
  • Semiotic Approach for the Design of Adaptive Graphical User Interfaces Using Universal Networking Language
  • A Proposal of an UNL Application Development Environment

Machine Translation and lexical resources : Research track-2 (28th November, 2002 14.30-16.00 )

  • Saarthaka: An Integrated Discourse Semantic Model for Bilingual Corpora
  • A Roadmap for MT: Four << keys >> to Handle more Languages, For All Kinds of Tasks, While Making it Possible to Improve Quality (On Demand)
  • Making of a Sanskrit Word-Net
  • Object-Oriented Universal Grammar-Based Machine Translation

Information retrieval : Research track-3 (29th November, 2002 10.00-13.00 )

  • A Multi-Lingual, Meaning Based Search Engine
  • N- gram: A Language Independent Approach to IR and NLP
  • Approximate Grammar for Information Extraction
  • A Study for Evaluating the Importance of Various Parts of Speech (POS) for Information Retrieval(IR)
  • Automated Coding of Open-Ended Surveys: Technical and Ethical Issues

Speech and visual information processing : Research track-4 (29th November, 2002 14.30-16.00)

  • Speech Synthesis in Indian Languages
  • Online Recognition of Handwritten Telugu Characters
  • Malayalam Spell Checker
  • Document Image Analysis: With Specific Application to Tamil Newsprint
  • Deuri and Tiwa: Endangered Languages in the Brahmaputra Valley

 

 

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