ANNOUNCEMENTS

Centre for Language Technology: National Seminar

Centre for Language Technology: National Seminar

Professor Girish Nath Jha, of the Department of Computational Linguistics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi inaugurated the four-day National Seminar and the Language Technology Centre started in the Malayalam University. Sri. K. Jayakumar, Vice Chancellor, presided over the function. The main speech was made by Prof. C.V.Jawahar of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad.The online phonological contiguity developed by the Department of Linguistics,40 Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University was released by Dr. V.R.Prabodhachandran Nair in the function. In an effort to bring phonological contiguity into a reality, the research students of Calicut University viz.P. Vivek, Sandesh E.P. who ably co-ordinated the technological factors, were honored in the function. Prof. K.M.Bharathan, Registrar, talked on the occasion. In the ensuing seminar Prof. V.R.Prabodhachandran Nair, Chinmayi Vijay Dharukar, Dr. K.M.Anil,and Dr. M.Sreenathan, Professor, Department of Linguistics, presented papers. Prof.Desamangalam Ramakrishnan was the moderator. With the Language Technology Centre coming into fruition, the information and resource centre the various facilities for acquainting language on an international level would be incorporated into the fold of the internet. It would also be the mission of the centre to nurture research and training programmes, with the assistance of other institutions, to create machine translation of language, for language processing and analyzed tools including online dictionary. The centre would also be able to bring into reality the digital library, online courses, and Wiki Malayalam development. Dr. T.V.Sunitha, Assistant Professor, Samoothiri Guruvayurappan College, talked on the subject, “New Media: A Feminine Reading”, Anakha, a student of Malayalam University, presented a paper entitled, ‘Transgender: Quality Concept and Societal Media Interferences’, Sruthi Sreedhar, a research student of Malayalam University, presented a paper entitled, ‘Woman in Cyber Stories’. Smt. K.S.Ragini, Assistant Professor of Media Studies Department, Malayalam University was the moderator of the discussions. Dr. R.M.Divakaran, Assistant Professor of Malayalam , Department of Kerala Studies,Calicut University, presented the paper entitled ‘Emoji and Word Formation’ in the inter information national seminar.People from various fields of activity presented papers on social networking,computerisation etc, on the second day of the National Seminar. Prof. Dr. Arul Mozhi of the Central University, Hyderabad, presented the paper, ‘Emotion in Social Networking’. Prof. Kesava Moorthy of Dravida University presented a paper on ‘Necessity of Language Control in Machine Translation’. Prof. G. Palani Rajan of Kasaragod Central University presented the paper, ‘Cyber Tamil: Towards an Amphiglossia’. Sri. B.S.Biminith, Sub editor, Mathrubhumi online news talked on the subjects, ‘Cyber Language of Printing’, the paper on ‘The Cyber Precedents of Mimin and Troll Idea Communications’ was presented by Sri. Sebin Abraham Jacob.

Papers on ‘Cyber literature: Probabilities and Anxieties’, ‘Cyber Language and Literary Writing’, ‘The Transparency in Individual Responses towards Cyber Literature and Facebook Profile Pictures’, ‘Malayalam Blogs: Possibilities and Limitations’, ‘Cyber Literacy:Inequality in Knowledge’, ‘How consciousness of value is reflected in facebook?’ werepresented by the Assistant professors of Malayalam University viz. Dr. Roshni Swapna,Dr. Asok D’cruz, students such as Archana Mohan, K.P.Kripa, Yadu Nandan, Arun Kumar,and Merlin. The discussions were regulated by Dr. K.M.Bharathan (Registrar), Prof. T.Anithakumari, Dr. Lal Mohan, and Dr. Rajiv Mohan.