iDravidian - 3rd Symposium on
Natural language Processing for Dravidian Languages

July 7-8, 2017, Chennai, India

Organised jointly by

AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University, Chennai
Department of Information Science & Technology (IST), CEG, Anna University, Chennai

Call for papers

iDravidian is dedicated to Dravidian family of languages viz. Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu,Tulu etc. The symposium intends to bring together researchers and developers from academia and industries worldwide working in the broad range of topics relevant to the theory and practice of Computational Linguistics / Language Technology /Linguistics. The goal is to promote ideas, share and discuss their ongoing work that will influence and encourage researchers to work towards real time systems which can be used in many applications that directly benefit the society.

In this edition we will have a session on Dravidian Culture. We will have eminent speakers giving talks on Dravidian culture.

You are invited to submit original technical papers on ongoing research undertaken or recently completed and on-going projects for presentation at the symposium. Accepted papers will be published in the open access journal Scopus indexed.

We invite submissions of papers on topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Basic core technologies: Morphological analysis, Disambiguation, Tokenization, POS tagging, Named entity detection, Chunking, Parsing, Semantic role labeling, Anaphora Resolution, Discourse Analysis, Deep Parsing etc.
  • Linguistics: Morphology, Phonetics and Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics etc.
  • Applications: Machine Translation, Speech Recognition, Speech Synthesis, Optical Character Recognition, Sentiment Analysis, Assistive technologies, Social Media, Language Teaching aids etc.
  • Mobile Applications: Language Games, Problems in input devices, Script/Font (Not localization), High level Mobile application.
  • Resources: Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Ontology, Annotated corpus, WordNets etc.
  • System Demos, System and Corpus release (Those who are interested in releasing systems and corpus could release it in this symposium)

All submissions must have a clear focus on specific issues pertaining to Dravidian languages. Submissions are expected to be 6 pages long in ACL standard format.

Submissions are to be in English and through submission system.