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Oriya NLP Workshop Report
(School of Computer Science & Engineering, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Training ( KIIT University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha),
8th to 17th February, 2012.

Linguistic Data Consortium for Indian languages ( LDC-IL), CIIL organized a Ten-day Orientation cum Training Programme on Natural Language Processing in collaboration with the School of  Computer Science  & Engineering, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Training ( KIIT University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha from 8th February to 17th February,2012.

The programme was organized with certain goals such as to spread the knowledge of NLP among Odia scholars and to create awareness of NLP to promote language technology development in Indian Languages

In the inaugural function was on the 8th February at 10 am in the Conference Hall at the School of Computer Science & Engineering, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. The Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Ashok Kolasker presided over the inaugural session. In his speech he emphasized the importance of the development of computational approach for linguistics phenomena; he also encouraged the students to study linguistics much more. Prof. A.K. Bisoi the Dean of the KIIT University had given the key note speech it was followed by the welcome address by Dr. Anil Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, KIIT University, (also local coordinator). Finally Mr. Pramod Kumar Rout, Senior Research Assistant, LDC-IL had given the vote of thanks.

Nearly 60 participants (both scholars & lecturers) participated in the Orientation Programme. The participants were from universities like Utkal, Ravenshaw, Berhempur, Hi-tech Institute of Education, Sambalpur, KIIT & IIT Kharagpur, Some of the Students were from Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Manipur (all are KIIT student) who had taken keen interest to participate in all the days. The experts were from University of Hyderabad, IIT Bhubaneswar, KIIT University, Ravenshaw University, Utkal University, Berhampur University and some of the LDC-IL experts had also given lectures on NLP.

Classes started from 8th February at 11.45 am onwards. Every day 4 classes in two sessions were held and duration of each class was 1.15 hours.  Lectures covered topics from Core linguistics, Corpus linguistics, language learning, Traditional grammar, Odia Lexicography & NLP module development and challenges.

The detailed schedule of the programme was as the table below.

Day 1 (8th Feb, 2012)

 

Expert

Time

Topic

 

10.00am

Inaugural Session

 

11.30am

Tea Break

Prof. P. Mohanty

11.45

Odia Morphology

 

1.00pm

Lunch Break

Prof. P. Mohanty

2.00pm

Odia Morphology

 

3.15pm

Tea Break

Shahnawaz

3.30 pm

Morphological Analysis

Day 2 (9th Feb, 2012)

 

Prof. P. Mohanty

10.15am

Odia Syntax

 

11.30am

Tea Break

Prof. P. Mohanty

11.45am

Odia Syntax

 

1.00pm

Lunch Break

Dr. Anil Kr. Singh

2.00pm

Parsing & Chunking

 

3.15pm

Tea Break

Sahid

3.30pm

Basic Concept of AI &NLP/CL

Day 3 (10th Feb, 2012)

 

Prof. P. Mohanty

10.15am

Odia Semantics

 

11.30am

Tea Break

Prof. P. Mohanty

11.45am

Odia Semantics

 

1.00pm

Lunch Break

Sahid

2.00pm

Approaches to NLP
Computational Grammar/Deductive Approach
Data Driven/Statistical/Inductive Approach

 

 

3.15pm

Tea Break

 

Sahid

3.30pm

Corpus (Text, Speech & Sign) - Concept, Balancing & Classification.
Corpus Annotation-Concept, types &Application

Day 4 (11th Feb, 2012)

 

Prof. P. Mohanty

10.15am

Odia Phonetics

 

11.30 am

Tea Break

Prof. P. Mohanty

11.45am

Odia Phonetics

 

1.00pm

Lunch Break

Dr. Prafulla Tripathy

2.00pm

Identifying Odia POS

 

3.15pm

Tea Break

Dr. Prafulla Tripathy

3.30pm

Learning a new Indian Language

Day 5 (13th Feb, 2012)

 

Dr. Santosh Tripathy

10.15pm

Traditional Grammar

 

11.30am

Tea Break

Dr. Anil Kr. Singh

11.45am

ASR-Concept, Application & Challenges

 

1.00pm

Lunch Break

Dr. R. Balabantray

2.00pm

Odia Morphology: Computational Approach

 

3.15pm

Tea Break

Dr. R. Balabantray

3.30pm

Odia Spell Checker: Concept & Applications, Development & Challenges

Day 6 (14th  Feb, 2012)

 

Prof. Girish Ch. Mishra

10.15am

Machine Translation

 

11.30am

Tea Break

Prof. Girish Ch. Mishra

11.45am

TTS-Concept, application and Challenges

 

1.00pm

Lunch Break

Dr. Anil Kr. Singh

2.00pm

TTS-Concept, Application, Development & Challenges

 

 

3.15pm

Tea Break

 

Sriram Chaudhury

3.30pm

MT-Concept, Application and Development

Day 7 (15th Feb, 2012)

 

Dr. Anil Ku. Singh

10.15am

Tool Demonstration

 

11.30am

Tea Break

Dr. Anil Ku. Singh

11.45am

OCR-Concept, Application, Development & Challenges

 

1.00pm

Lunch Break

Sriram Chaudhury

2.00pm

Encoding –Concept, of Font & Encoding, ASCII, ISCII & Unicode

 

3.15

Tea Break

Dr. Anil Kr. Singh

3.30pm

Corpus analysis tools (Frequency, N-gram, KWIC-KWOC, Concordances, etc.)

Day 8 (16th Feb, 2012)

 

Dr. Anil Kr. Singh

10.15am

POS (annotation/tagging)

 

11.30am

Tea Break

Dr. Anil Kr. Singh

11.45am

 Machine Learning (ML)- Basic Statics & Some Statistical Approaches ML (Decision Trees & Decision Lists, HMM, SVM &Neural Network)

 

1.00pm

Lunch Break

Dr. Natabar Satapathy

2.00pm

 Odia Lexicon Tradition

 

3.15pm

Tea Break

Dr. Natabar Satapathy

3.30pm

 

Day 9 (17th Feb, 2012)

 

Dr. Sadananda Naik

10.15am

Odia Writing Tradition and Reforms

 

 

11.30am

Tea Break

 

Pramod

11.45am

Odia Morphological Analyzer & Suffix Stripping Model

 

Kshirod

12.15pm

Speech Segmentation & Annotation

 

 

1.00pm

Lunch Break

 

Santosh

2.00pm

Odia Parts of Speech Annotation

 

 

2.45pm

Tea Break

 

 

3.00pm

Practice Session

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