Monday, 22 October 2012

CLMT: workshop @ Amrita

Computational Engineering and Networking  department of Amrita Viswa Vidhyapeedom organized a one week workshop on Computational Linguistics and Machine Translation(CLMT) from English to Indian Languages. The head of the dept. Dr. Soman inaugurated the program in the presence of Dr. Ramamoorthy (CIIL, Mysore) and Prof. Ramanan (IIIT-H). By hand-overing the tools developed by CEN research team to the chief guests, Dr. Soman officially declared their entry to open source. During the workshop, resourse persons from various institutes delivered their sessions. The main theme of discussion was challenges and issues of machine translation in India. Experiences of the people involved in the development of tools, gave a good understanding of the task to the participants. Including academicians, research scholars and students  from both linguistics and computational background, around 50 people participated. Manu Madhavan, Nibeesh, Robert Jesuraj and Sreejith C represented  SIMPLE groups at CLMT.
Dr. Ramamoorthy during Presidential Address

Robert, Sreejith, Nibeesh and Manu @ Amrita Campus

Sreejith(2nd from left), Dr. Bhaskaran, Dr. Rajendran, and Manu in front of CEN Labs

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