4th Endangered and Lesser-known Languages Conference (ELKL - 4) from 25 - 27 February, 2016.
Call for Papers
While there has been a huge movement towards technology development for major Indian languages (owing to the huge governmental funding and lately huge business interest of certain private companies), there has been hardly any systematic, concerted efforts towards the development of language technologies for the lesser-known languages of the country. However, with the recent surge towards documentation and digitisation of endangered languages (again owing to the governmental funding recently made available through huge projects and schemes including those of CIIL and UGC), a large, structured, parallel, digital collection of speech data with its transcription and the deep part-of-speech and morphological marking of a large number of languages is being made available. It need not be mentioned that this huge resource is not only useful for the description of these languages but could also prove to be of immense value for the development of language technologies.
We solicit papers discussing original and unpublished research related to, but not limited to, the following sub-themes under the special theme.
Like previous editions of the conference, original and unpublished papers is also solicited in the other areas of research in endangered and lesser-known languages.