IIT Bombay and CIIL Mysore, India are pleased to announce the hosting of THE FIRST NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MODELING AND SHALLOW PARSING OF INDIAN LANGUAGES (MSPIL-06 : an event of the NLP Association of India) to be held at IIT Bombay from 31 March 2006 to 4 April 2006. The symposium focuses on challenges in modeling and shallow parsing of Indian Languages. The objective of the symposium is to bring the linguists, computational linguists and the computer scientists together who are working on Indian languages in different parts of India and its neighboring countries. Researchers are expected to present an overview of their ongoing activities, demonstrate NLP tools and systems, and discuss significant results and future directions of Indian Language Processing.
The first two days (31Mar-1April 2006) will be devoted for NLP tools/systems demonstration and informal interactions for local participants only. The sessions for invited speeches and the focused papers will be held from 2 April to 4 April, 2006.
Structure of the Symposium
The symposium will be conducted in the mode of intense discussions centered around invited and focused paper presentations. There will be a panel discussion to chart out the future course of action in Indian Language Processing. Demonstrations of actual systems are highly encouraged. Student-speakers, who will be fully supported, are the part and parcel of this event. The symposium will be enriched by the experience of researchers from academia, industry and the government bodies.

Centre for Indian Language Technology (CFILT)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai-400076, India
Phone: +91-22-2576 4729 / 7718
Fax: +91-22-25720290 /25723480

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