Dept Of Linguistics Organises Seminar On Challenges For Language Technology
Dramatic progress in speech and language processing in the recent years has come with issues and opportunities. To give an overview on the tasks such as speech processing, morphology, parsing related issues, computational semantics, digital language resources, ontologies and other areas; the Department of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised a national seminar on ‘Challenges for Language Technology’ at its Language-Technology-Lab.
Delivering the key-note address, Dr L Ramamoorthy (Linguistics Data Consortium for Indian Languages—LDC-IL) emphasised research activities in the field. He pointed out that Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Government of India has decided to sponsor seminars and conferences, to boost inter-disciplinary research.
Prof Ali R Fatihi (Chairperson, Department of Linguistics) in the welcome address said that the deliberations in the conference will bring useful and practical ideas for action which could be strung together as policy inputs.
The chief-guest, Prof Vaishna Narang exhorted delegates and faculty to mould young minds and help them know the relevance of Language Technology.
Prof Pradeep K Dasssaid said that the departments and faculties of linguistics in various Indian universities can play greater roles in the development of Language Technology.
Prof Rajneesh Arora, guided and motivated the young researchers on how to proceed for quality research. Prof Imtiaz Hasnain also addressed the gathering.
Prof Mohammad Zahid (Dean, Faculty of Arts) presided over the inaugural function, while Prof Masood Ali Beg proposed the vote of thanks.