[INDOLOGY] 6th ISCLS - website and call for papers

Amba Kulkarni ambapradeep at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 07:11:22 UTC 2019

Dear list,

I am forwarding the call for papers for the 6th Sanskrit Computational
Linguistics Symposium, to be held at IIT Kharagpur, from Oct 23-25, 2019

With best regards,
Amba Kulkarni

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6th International Sanskrit Computational Linguistics Symposium (6th ISCLS)

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India -- 721302

October 23-25, 2019

Website: https://iscls.github.io/

Convenor: Pawan Goyal, IIT Kharagpur


*CALL for papers*

Dear Colleagues,

FULL papers are invited on original and unpublished research on various
aspects of Computational Linguistics and Digital Humanities related to
Sanskrit (Classical and Vedic), Prakrit, Pali, Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit,

*Important Dates:*

Submission Deadline: May 10th, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: July 5th, 2019

Camera Ready Version Due: July 25th, 2019

You are requested to submit your research paper using the EasyChair
Submission Portal: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=6thiscls. The
submissions should not exceed 20 pages, and will be reviewed by the program
committee members, as listed below. To prepare your submission, please use
the latex source files listed on the website, and follow the instructions
provided there.

The areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

** Sanskrit Computational linguistics: with extensions to related ancient
Indian languages (Vedic, Pali, Prakrits)*

Digital lexicons, thesauri and wordnets

Computational phonology and morphology

Syntactic analysis

Prose order normalisation


Structural semantics

Machine Translation

Automatic analysis of Sanskrit corpus

Machine Learning approaches to computational processing

Navya Nyāya technical language processing and semantic analysis

Information extraction

** Shāstric Sanskrit texts and computation*

Computer modeling and simulation of Paninian and other traditional grammars

Theories of Śābdabodha and Sanskrit computational processing

** Sanskrit digital libraries management:*

Tools for acquisition & maintenance of Sanskrit digital corpus

Library crawlers or search tools in Sanskrit corpus

Incorporation of grammatical information in Sanskrit corpus

Automated tools for evaluation of Sanskrit poetry, e.g., meter
recognition/verification, alaṃkāra identification, śleṣa analysis

Software tools for phylogenic studies, intertextuality management,
establishment of critical editions, and other philological applications

OCR recognition of romanized Sanskrit as well as ancient Indian scripts

Digital cataloguing of manuscripts

Digital font creation, rendering of phonetic features, etc.

Encoding procedures and workflows

Presentation and transformation of TEI data

Named entity recognition

Collaborative annotation and editing

Alignment of text with images (including manuscripts)

User interface design

** Misc computer applications relevant to Sanskrit:*

Software tools for teaching Sanskrit

Sanskrit speech recognition and synthesis

Social media applications for Sanskrit dissemination

*Programme Committee *

Stefan Baums (University of Munich)

Laxmidhar Behera (IIT Kanpur)

Pawan Goyal (IIT Kharagpur)

Brendan Gillon (McGill University)

Olivier Hellwig (University of Zurich)

Gérard Huet (Inria Paris)

Amba Kulkarni (University of Hyderabad)

Malhar Kulkarni (IIT Bombay)

Pavan Kumar Satuluri (Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Veliyanad)

Girish Nath Jha (JNU, Delhi)

Andrew Ollett (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)

Dhaval Patel (Ahmedabad)

Ganesh Ramakrishnan (IIT Bombay)

Peter Scharf (IIIT Hyderabad)

Srinivasa Varakhedi (KKSU, Ramtek)

K Varalakshmi (Osmania University, Hyderabad)

Web Chair: Amrith Krishna, IIT Kharagpur

Previous Editions:

INRIA Paris Rocquencourt (2007),  Brown University, USA (2008), University
of Hyderabad, India (2009), JNU, Delhi, India (2010) and IIT Bombay (2013)


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