4th International Sanskrit Computational Linguistics Symposium
J.N.U. New Delhi (Dec 10-12, 2010)

Instruction for the authors
(last date -->Sept 4, 2010)

General format instructions

  • Single column
  • Title >> author(s) >> affiliation (s) >> email (s) (all centered)
  • Abstract
  • Key words
  • Main body of the document (sections>>subsections>>text)
  • reference
  • appendix (if any)
  • download sample LNCS file
  • download sample LNCS files for TeX format
  • Download LNCS copyright form
  • Go to Springer site for further instructions

    Checklist of items to be submitted to the volume editor

    1. A final Word or RTF file
    2. A final PDF file
    3. A copyright form, signed by one author on behalf of all of the authors of the paper
    4. A readme giving the name and email address of the corresponding author

    General writing instructions

    (all except first two are suggested by Peter)

  • run English spell and grammar checker several times
  • use IAST (transliteration) for Sanskrit words. Download fonts here. In MS-Word you can set these symbols as short-cut keys for quick typing
  • use EITHER pratipadika OR nominative singular (prathamaa-ekavacana) forms. Do not use both
  • distinguish between the use and the mention of speech forms. Corollary: The phrase "y is termed 'x'" is proper without the word 'as'.
  • Be careful in using articles (a/an/the) - Three men went to the forest, a brahmana, a ksastriya, and a vaisya. (unspecified members of their class.) The brahmana said.... (specified member of the group of three men.) "Justice is paramount." (There is only one justice so no determination is provided by the addition of 'the'.
  • A minimum standard of hyphenation is to hyphenate all compound adjectives.
  • "more than one" takes the singular in agreement with 'one'.
  • add page numbers
  • The rule for the use of 'which' or 'that' is to use 'that' when the subordinate clause is a determinative attribute of the former. Use 'which' when it is not.
    For example -
    a. Hand me the book that is on the left side of the table.
    b. Hand me Perry's Sanskrit Primer, which is on the left side of the table.
    In a, the location specified in the subordinate clause determines which book is desired. In b, the book is already uniquely specified; the relative clause gives incidental information but does not determine which book is desired.