Friday, 10th Dec, 2010

Venue: Auditorium, School of Arts & Aesthetics, JNU

Saturda, January 9, 2010

0830 - 0930: Breakfast & Registration

0930 - 1130:  Session 1: Inaugural session

 

         Dr. Girish Nath Jha, Special Center for Sanskrit Studies, JNU, Welcome address, Seminar theme

         Prof. Bal Ram Singh, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA, Scientifying the Sanskrit vs. Sanskritizing the Science(inaugural address)

         Prof. Ramanath Sharma, University of Hawaii, USA, Rule interaction, blocking and derivation in PŒini (Keynote speech)

         Prof V. K. Jain, Registrar, JNU, Presidential address and release of seminar proceedings

         Chairperson, Special Center for Sanskrit Studies, JNU, Vote of Thanks

 

Observer: Dr Maureen P. Hall, University of Massachusetts. Dartmouth, USA

1130-1200: Tea

1200 - 1300 :  Session 2: Plenary Talk 1:

Chair: Prof Bal Ram Singh, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA

 

Speaker: Prof Saroja Bhate, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI)

Topic: Anubandhas of PŒini and Exegetics of Sanskrit grammar (to be read by Dr Malhar Kulkarni, IIT Bombay)

 

Coordinator: Dr. Girish Nath Jha, JNU

Observer: Manji Bhadra, research student, JNU

1300-1400 : Lunch

1400-1600 : Session 3: Lexical Resources

Chair: Wiebke Peterson, Heinrich-Heine University, Germany

 

    Abhinandan S P and Shrisha Rao, I.I.I.T. Bangalore

o  Citation Matching in Sanskrit Corpora Using Local Alignment

    Sivaja S. Nair and Amba Kulkarni, University of Hyderabad

o  The Knowledge Structure in Amarakoa

    Malhar Kulkarni, Irawati Kulkarni, Chaitali Dangarikar and Pushpak Bhattacharyya, I.I.T. Bombay

o  Gloss in Sanskrit Wordnet

Coordinator: Dr. Rajnish Kumar Mishra, JNU

Observer: Madhav Gopal, research student, JNU

 

1600-1615: Tea

 

16151715 : Session 4: Plenary Talk 2

Chair: Brendan Gillon, McGill University, Canada

 

Speaker: Prof Navjyoti Singh, I.I.I.T., Hyderabad

Topic: Ontology of Sanskrit verbs

 

Coordinator: Dr. Ram Nath Jha, JNU

Observer: Subhash Chandra, research student, JNU

 

1830-1930: Cultural program (BhŒsas play karabhŒram) at SSS Auditorium

1930 : Dinner: S&A Lawns

 

 

 

Saturday, 11th Dec, 2010

Venue: Auditorium, School of Arts & Aesthetics, JNU

 

 

0830 -0930: Breakfast & Registration

0930-1100:  Session 5: Corpora annotation and speech

Chair: Prof Sonajharia Minz, Dean, School of Computer & Systems Sciences, JNU

 

         Madhav Gopal, Diwakar Mishra, Priyanka Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru University

o   Evaluating Tagsets for Sanskrit

         Baiju Mahananda, Raju C M S, Ramalinga Reddy Patil, Narayana Jha, Shrinivasa Varakhedi, Kishore Prahallad

o   Building a Prototype Text to Speech for Sanskrit

         Oliver Hellwig, University of Berlin, Germany

o   Performance of a lexical and POS tagger for Sanskrit

 

Coordinator: Dr. R Chandrashekhar, JNU

Observer: Diwakar Mishra, research student, JNU

 

 

1100-1200: Session 6: Sub-sentential processing

Chair: Prof. K. V. Subbarao. Radhakrishnan Chair Professor in Humanities, University of Hyderabad

    Anil Kumar, Vipul Mittal, Amba Kulkarni, University of Hyderabad

o  Sanskrit Compound Processor

    Peter M. Scharf, Brown University, USA

o  Rule-blocking and Forward-looking Conditions in the Computational Modeling of PŒinian Derivation

Coordinator: Dr. Girish Nath Jha, JNU

Observer: Sachin Kumar, research student, JNU

 

1200-1300: Session 7: Plenary Talk 3

Chair: Prof. Mithilesh Chaturvedi, HOD, Dept of Sanskrit, Delhi University

 

Speaker: Prof B. N. Patnaik, I.I.T. Kanpur (retd)

Topic: Traditional Indian and Modern Western Approaches to Figurative Meaning: A Comparative Perspective

 

Coordinator: Dr. Santosh Kumar Shukla, JNU

Observer: Dr. Neeraj Sharma, HoD, Sanskrit, Kanya Mahavidyala, Jalandhar

 

1330-1400 hrs: Lunch

 

1400-1530 hrs:  Session 8: sentential processing syntax, semantics

 

Chair: Ayesha Kidwai, Center of Linguistics, School of Language Literature & Culture Studies, JNU

 

    Amba Kulkarni, Sheetal Pokar, Devanand Shukl, University of Hyderabad

o  Designing a Constraint Based Parser for Sanskrit

    Rajesh Tavva and Navjyoti Singh, I.I.I.T. Hyderabad

o  Generative Graph Grammar of Neo-Vaieika Formal Ontology (NVFO)

    Malhar Kulkarni, Anuja Ajotikar, Tanuja Ajotikar, Dipesh Katira, Chinmay Dharurkar and Chaitali Dangarikar

o  Headedness and Modification in NyŒya morphosyntactic analysis: Towards a bracket-parsing model

Coordinator: Dr. Girish Nath Jha, JNU

Observer: Ritesh Kumar, research student, JNU

15301545 hrs: Tea

1545-1645: Session 9: Plenary Talk 4

Chair: Prof Peter M Shcarf, Brown University, USA

 

Speaker: Prof V. N. Jha, former Director, CASS, Pune

 

Coordinator: Dr. Ram Nath Jha, JNU

Observer: Avanti Nioding, research student, JNU

 

1700-1830 hrs:  Invited Session 10: ŒstrŒrtha: abdavicŒra

Chair: Dr. Malhar Kulkarni, I.I.T. Bombay

 

    Dr Santosh Shukla, Special Center for Sanskrit Studies, JNU

    Dr Hari Ram Mishra, Special Center for Sanskrit Studies, JNU

    Prof R.K. Pandey, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Delhi

 

Coordinator: Dr. C.Upender Rao, JNU

Observer: Paritosh Das, research student, JNU

 

1830-1930: Poster Gallery

1930 : Dinner

 

Sunday, 12/12/2010

Venue: Auditorium, School of Arts & Aesthetics, JNU

0830-0930: Breakfast & Registration

Missed paper (from Lexical Resources 10/12)

0930-1000: Diwakar Mani, Jawaharlal Nehru University

o  RDBMS based Lexical Resource for Indian Heritage: the case of MahŒbhŒrata

1000-1130 hrs:  Session 11: Machine Translation & ambiguity resolution

Chair: Dr Malhar Kulkarni, I.I.T. Bombay

         Brendan S. Gillon, McGill University, Canada

o   Linguistic investigations into ellipsis in classical Sanskrit

         Sobha L, Pravin Pralayankar, AU-KBC, Anna University, Chennai

o   Anaphora Resolution Algorithm for Sanskrit

         Preeti Shukla, Devanand Shukl, Amba Kulkarni, University of Hyderabad

o   Vibhakti Divergence between Sanskrit and Hindi

 

Coordinator: Dr. Girish Nath Jha, JNU

Observer: Nripendra Pathak, research student, JNU

 

1130-1230 hrs: Session 12: Plenary talk 5

Speaker: Prof. Peter M. Scharf, Dept of Classics, Brown University, USA

Chair: Dr Anand Mishra, University, Heidelberg, Germany

 

Coordinator: Dr. Maureen P Hall, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Observer: Chitresh Soni, research student, MLSU, Udaipur

 

1230-1245: Business meeting

 

1230-1330: Session 13: Plenary talk 6

Chair: Dr. Girish Nath Jha, JNU

 

Speaker : Dr Gora Mohanty, Mimirtech Techologies, Delhi

Topic: Tower of Babel: natural languages in FOSS

 

Coordinator: Dr. Ajay Mishra, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Delhi

Observer: Archana Tiwary, research student, JNU

 

1330-1430: Lunch

 

1430-1600 :  Session 14: Simulations of Panini grammar

Chair: Prof Amba Kulkarni, HoD, Dept of Sanskrit, University of Hyderabad

         Wiebke Petersen and Silke Hamann, Heinrich-Heine University, Germany

o   On the generalizabilty of Panini's PratyŒhŒra techniques to other languages

         Anand Mishra, University, Heidelberg, Germany

o   Modelling A ŒdhyŒy - An Approach based on the Methodology of Ancillary Disciplines (VedŒga)

         Sridhar Subbanna, Varakhedi Srinivasa, RSVP, Tirupati & Sanskrit Academy, Hyderabad

o   Asiddhatva Principle in Computational Model of A ŒdhyŒay

 

Coordinator: Dr. Hari Ram Mishra, JNU

Observer: Kuldeep Shukla, research student, JNU

 

 

1600-1630: Tea

 

16301830 hrs: Session 15: Valedictory Session

Chair: Prof. Peter M Scharf, Dept of Classics, Brown University, USA

 

Speakers :

 

Prof Kapil Kapoor, former Rector, JNU

Prof Radhavallabh Tripathi, VC, RSS, Delhi

Prof V. N. Jha, former Director, CASS, Pune

 

Coordinator: Dr. Girish Nath Jha, JNU

Observer: Rajneesh Kumar Pandey, research student, JNU

 

1830-1845: Conclusion and vote of thanks: Dr Girish Nath Jha, Special Center for Sanskrit Studies, JNU

 

1900 hrs: Dinner