We are delighted to invite you to participate in the 15th International Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics. Ever since 1989, PACLING has always provided a unique forum for scientific and technological exchange relevant to computational linguistics, and has enjoyed extensive representation from the Pacific-rim regions. PACLING 2017 will take place in 16-18 August 2017 at SEDONA Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar. The conference will be hosted by University of Computer Studies, Yangon (UCSY).
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Social ICT Research Center
University of Tokyo
Computational Linguistics Lab
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore Title of Talk: Linking
Myanmar Meanings to the World: The Myanmar Open Wordnet and the
Collaborative Interlingual Index
In this talk I present information about an attempt to model the
lexical semantics of the Myanmar Language in the Myanmar Open Wordnet,
a wordnet Open Multilingual Wordnet. It is an extension of the
Princeton Wordnet of English, and one of the newest wordnets in the
Open Multilingual Wordnet. I then talk about the Open Multilingual
Wordnet, a large lexical network of words in many languages grouped
into concepts and linked by typed semantic relations. The talk will
cover how the resource has evolved over time (increases in both size
and complexity) and introduce some of the latest extensions.
Ye Kyaw Thu
Artificial Intelligence Lab
Okayama Prefectural University
Homepage : https://sites.google.com/site/yekyawthunlp/
Title of Talk: Challenges of Natural Language Processing Research for Myanmar Language
Natural language processing (NLP) research is considered important
because natural language is important for humankind. Today NLP research
is data centric experientialism, often based on machine learning
approaches. And thus, data resources are crucial and especially for
under-resourced languages, it is hard to find relevant resources.
Practically, NLP researchers who are working on under-resourced
languages often have to consider developing resources such as POS-tagged
corpora for word-category disambiguation, parallel corpora for machine
translation and audio speech corpora for automatic speech recognition.
In this talk, I will present the key aspects of my personal struggle for
developing resources and tools for doing research in one of the under-
resourced languages: Myanmar. I will also introduce some of my current
NLP research work relating to OCR, spelling checker, Myanmar sign
language, and Myanmar SignWriting.
Dr. Ye will introduce his developing Myanmar Sign Language (MSL) corpus
for Emergency Domain during poster section of the second day of the
PACLING 2017 conference (17th Aug 2017) together with his students Ms.
Swe Zin Moe (PhD student), Ms. Hlaing Myat Nwe (master student) and Ms.
Hnin Wai Wai Hlaing (master student).
Dr. Tun Thura Thet
founder and CEO of Myanmar Information Technology Pte Ltd (MIT)
MICT Park, Hlaing Township
Title of Talk: Building Myanmar as a Knowledge Hub, Digital Hub and Innovation Hub of ASEAN
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