The W3C India Office is organizing an International Conference “World Wide Web: Technology, Standards and Internationalization – 2010” in New Delhi on May 6-7, 2010.
The conference will focus on promoting and proliferating W3C Standards in India to enable seamless Web access in Indian languages. One of the major topics covered in the conference will be Internationalization, especially in light of the complexity of implementing Indian languages.
Core Technology Tracks in the Conference include:
- W3C and Web Technologies
- Internationalization Aspects in W3C
- Web Access through mobile and hand-held devices
- CSS and Styling issues
- Web Architecture and Semantic Web
- Human Machine Interface for the Web
- Web Content Accessibility in Indian Languages
- W3C and E-Governance
The Conference will also attempt to evolve a Roadmap for proliferation and specific requirements for Indian Languages in W3C and associated standards.
See the W3C India Website.
A call has gone out for a Workshop on Conversational Applications — Use Cases and Requirements for New Models of Human Language to Support Mobile Conversational Systems, 18-19 June 2010, Hosted by Openstream, NJ, US
Scope of the Workshop Submissions must describe (1) requirements and use cases for improving W3C standards for conversational interaction and (2) how the use cases justify one or more of these topics:
- Formal notations for representing grammar in: Syntax, Morphology, Phonology, Prosodics
- Engine standards for improvement in processing: Syntax, Morphology, Phonology, Lexicography
- Lexicography standards for: parts-of-speech, grammatical features and polysemy
- Formal semantic representation of human language including: verbal tense, aspect, valency, plurality, pronouns, adverbs, etc.
- Efficient data structures for binary representation and passing of: parse trees, alternate lexical/morphologic analysis, alternate phonologic analysis
- Other suggested areas or improvements for standards based conversational systems development
Experts in the following technology areas would be welcome.
- computational linguistics
- speech prosody
- mobile applications
- MMI/voice technology
For more information see http://www.w3.org/2010/02/convapps/cfp.html
The i18n Core Working Group has begun reviewing this specification and will send comments if it finds any issues. If you have comments on this specification related to internationalization topics, you can send them to the i18n Interest Group list.
Update: The Working Group has now sent a list of comments.
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Position papers are due 15 December (extended deadline) for the Third Workshop on Internationalizing the Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) on 13-14 January 2007 in Hyderabad, India, jointly hosted by the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) and Bhrigus Software. Attendees will discuss improvements for using SSML to render under-represented languages including Arabic, Hebrew and the Indian languages Telugu, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarthi and Urdu. Visit the Voice Browser home page.