CLT 14 - Tentative Programme

Thursday, 13th November, 2014 (Tutorials/Talks)


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM   

POS Tagging: Theory and Application,

Naila Ata, The Resource Group (TRG) & Dr. Tafseer Ahmed, DHA Suffa University


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM   


2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Language Processing  spectrum,
Mutee u Rehman, Isra University, Hyderabad, Dr. Sohail Sattar, NED University, Karachi &  Dr. Tafseer Ahmed, DHA Suffa University


4:00 PM - 4:40 PM   

Panel Discussion - How NLP is relevant to me? (a discussion with non-practitioners)


Friday, 14th November, 2014 (Conference)


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM   

Paper Presentation - Session 1


         Alphabet Signs Recognition using Pixels-based Analysis, Mohammad Raees and Sehat Ullah


         Framework of Urdu Nastalique Optical Character Recognition System, Qurat-Ul-Ain Akram, Sarmad Hussain  et. al.


         An optimized Pashto Keyboard Layout based on Character Frequency, Muhammad Junaid and Kamran Ghani


          What's in a name? Automatic extraction of lexical and functional units of Pakistani names, Tafseer Ahmed and Naila Ata


10:50 AM - 12:20 PM

Paper Presentation - Session 2


         Hidden Markov Model (HMM) based Speech Synthesis for Urdu Language, Tania Habib


         Prosodic Phrasing and the Parsing of Modifier Attachment Ambiguity in Deep and Shallow Orthography, Hala Abdelghany


         Design of Speech Corpus for Open Domain Urdu Text to Speech System Using Greedy Algorithm. Wajiha Habib, Rida Hijab Basit  et. al.


         Multitier Annotation of Urdu Speech Corpus, Benazir Mumtaz, Amen Hussain et al.


2:15 PM - 3:15 PM   

Paper Presentation - Session 3


         Sense Tagged CLE Urdu Digest Corpus, Saba Urooj


         Extracting Arguments and Collocations for Urdu Complex Predicates, Tafseer Ahmed


         Structural Analysis of Linking Urdu WordNet to PWN 2.1, Ayesha Zafar, Afia Mahmood, et. al.

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Poster Session & System Demonstration


         HPSG Analysis of Arabic Verb Form Derivation, Md. Sadiqul Islam


         Computer-aided Error Analysis of L2 Spoken English: A Data Mining Approach, Yuichiro Kobayashi


         Urdu Books N-gram, Farah Adeeba, Qurat-Ul-Ain Akram, Hina Khalid and Sarmad Hussain


         Text Processing For Urdu TTS System, Rida Hijab Basit and Sarmad Hussain


         Accent Recognition of Punjabi, Urdu, Sindhi, Seraiki and Pashto languages, Saad Irtza, Afsheen Riffaqat et. al.


         Urdu Keyword Spotting System using HMM, Saad Irtza, Khawer Rehman et al.


         Spoken Dialog System: Direction Guide for Lahore City, Aneef Izhar ul Haq, Aneek Anwar et. al.


4:45 PM - 6:00 PM    

Panel Discussion - NLP Research


Saturday, 15th November, 2014 (Tutorials/Talks)


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Machine Translation – an introduction


9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Machine Translation: Simplify text or use controlled language, 

Dr. Abid Khan, University of Peshawar


10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

Statistical Machine Translation: Translating Educational Content,

Dr. Hassan Sajjad, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Doha

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Machine Translation – Discussion


11:30 AM -12:15 PM   

Language Technology for Pakistani Languages,

Dr. Sarmad Hussain, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore

12:15 PM – 12:35 PM

Computational Linguistics resources for Urdu,

Sana Shams, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Software Demonstration


2:00 PM - 3:45 PM    

General Architecture for Text Engineering (GATE),

Dr. Saman Hina, NED University of Engineering & Technology ,Karachi


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Rump Session

Sunday, 16th November, 2014 (Excursion)