Conference on Language and Technology 2009 (CLT09)


National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
22-24 January, 2009




[Day 1] [Day 2] [Day 3]


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Day 1: 22nd January, 2009




08:30 - 09:00



09:00 - 10:30

Opening Ceremony


10:30 -11:00

Tea Break 

Workshops and Demonstrations: 

11:00 - 01:00

Finite State Morphology

Tina Bögel and Miriam Butt

Universität Konstanz, Germany

01:00 - 02:00

Lunch & Prayer Break

02:00 - 03:30

Text Mining for Urdu

Tafseer Ahmad,  Universität Konstanz, Germany and Sadaf Alvi, University of Karachi, Pakistan

03:30 - 04:00

Tea Break

04:00 - 05:30

Automatic Learning of Natural Language Morphology

John Goldsmith

University of Chicago, USA



Day 2: 23rd January, 2009
Time Event/Talk Speaker

08:30 - 09:00



09:00 - 10:00

Invited Speaker


10:00 -10:30

Tea Break 

Session 1: Translation and Transliteration

Chaired by: Dr. Abid Khan

10:30 - 10:50

Urdu and the Modular Architecture of ParGram

Tina Boegel, Miriam Jessica Butt,  Annette Hautli and Sebastian Sulger

10:50 - 11:10

Semi-Automatic Lexical Functional Grammar Development

Umer Khalid, Nayyara Karamat, Shahid Iqbal and Sarmad Hussain

11:10 - 11:30

English to Urdu Transliteration System

Abbas Raza and Madiha Ijaz

11:30 - 11:50

Hindi to Urdu Conversion: Beyond Simple Transliteration

Bushra Jawaid and Tafseer Ahmed

11:50 - 12:10

Adaptive Transliteration Based on Cross-Script Trie Generation: A Case of Roman-Urdu

Usman Afzal, Naveed Iqbal Rao and Ahmad Muqeem Sheri

12:30 - 02:00

Lunch & Prayer Break

Session 2: Semantics and Information Retrieval

Chaired by: Dr. Miriam Butt

02:00 - 02:20

Reflexive Anaphora Resolution in Pashto Discourse

Rahman Ali, Mohammad Abid Khan and Mushtaq Ali


02:20 - 02:40

Using Levin’s Verb Classification for Preposition Sense Selection in English to Indian Language MT (Withdrawn)

Samar Husain, Phani Chaitanya, Ganeshwar Rao Dulam, Tariq Khan and Dipti M. Sharma

02:40 - 03:00


Efficient Transformation of a Natural Language Query to SQL for Urdu

Rashid Ahmad, Mohammad Abid Khan and Rahman Ali

03:00 - 03:30  

Tea Break

03:30 - 05:00

Panel Discussion



Day 3: 24th January, 2008

Time Event/Talk Speaker

Session 3: Morphological and Syntactic Processing

Chaired by: Dr. Zafar Iqbal

09:00 - 09:20

A Corpus-Based Finite State Morphological Analyzer for Pashto

Fatima Tuz Zuhra and Mohammad Abid Khan

09:20 - 09:40

Computation of Gender of Urdu Nouns

Shair Akbar Khan and Mohammad Abid Khan

09:40 - 10:00

Sindhi Morphology and Noun Inflections

Mutee U Rahman

10:00 - 10:20

Rule-Based Part of Speech Tagging for Pashto Language

Ihsan Rabbi, Mohammad Abid Khan and Rahman Ali

10:20 - 10:40

N-GRAM Based Authorship Attribution in Urdu Poetry

Agha Ali Raza, Awais Athar and Sajid Nadeem

10:40 - 11:00

Tea Break

Session 4: Speech and Image Processing

Chaired by: Dr. Syed Afaq Hussain

11:00 - 11:20

Rule Based Segmentation of Lower Modifiers in Complex Bangla Scripts

M. A. Hasnat and Mumit Khan

11:20 - 11:40

Elimination of Splitting Errors in Printed Bangla Scripts

M. A. Hasnat and Mumit Khan

11:40 - 12:00

Integrating Bangla Script Recognition Support in Tesseract OCR

Md. Abul Hasnat, Shouro Chowdhury and Mumit Khan

12:00 - 12:20

Speech Processing Technology in Second Language Testing

Marina Dodigovic

12:20 - 01:00







Poster session

A SOM Based Offline Recognition System for Segmented Urdu Character in Nasakh Font (Withdrawn)

Afaq Husain Syed

Text Normalization System for Bangla

Firoj Alam, S.M. Murtoza Habib and Mumit Khan

Complex Relations Extraction

Naveed Afzal

Urdu-Hindi-Urdu Machine Translation: Some Problems (Withdrawn)

Amba Kulkarni, Rahmat Yousufzai, and Pervez Ahmed Azmi

Roman to Urdu Transliteration Using Word List

Tafseer Ahmed

English to UNL (Interlingua) Conversion

Manoj Jain and Om Damani

01:30 - 02:30

Lunch & Prayer Break

Session 5: Localization

Chaired by: Dr. Muhammad Afzal

02:30 - 02:50 

Corpus Based Mapping of Urdu Characters for Cell Phones 

Mohammad Aamir Khan, Asad Habib, Mohammad Abid Khan and Mohammad Naveed Ali

02:50 - 03:10

Design of Urdu Virtual Keyboard

Mohammad Aamir Khan, Mohammad Abid Khan and Mohammad Naveed Ali

03:10 - 03:20

Proposal of Inclusion of Certain Characters in Unicode

Muhammad Numan Chishti

03:20 - 03:40

Analysis of Nastaleeq for Pakistani Languages (Withdrawn)

M G Abbas Malik, Christian Boitet and Pushpak Bhattcharyya 

03:40 - 04:30

Closing Ceremony


Tea and Departure