My experience at Euralex 2018

Last summer, I got an opportunity to attend the 18th International Congress at Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was a well-organized conference by the Centre for Language Resources and Technologies at the University of Ljubljana and Trojina, Institute for Applied Slovene Studies. It was fascinating to know about the role of computer science in dictionary making.  The programme included plenary lectures, parallel sessions on various topics, software demonstrations, pre-congress tutorials, and specialized workshops, a book, and software exhibition as well as social events for participants and their guests.

I had the chance to listen to interesting presentations like Researching Dictionary Needs of Language Users Through Social Media: A Semi-Automatic Approach, Wordnet Consistency Checking via Crowdsourcing, Towards a Glossary of Rum Making and Rum Tasting

Also, presented the poster titled, “Building lexico-semantic resource collaboratively.”  Through this paper, I aimed to let people know about the importance of having and maintaining multilingual lexico-semantic resources.  Hence, I presented our group’s large-scale multi-lingual lexico-semantic resource called Universal Knowledge Core (UKC). Most of the audiences were interested to know about its current status of the languages and how it manages its multi-linguality.  Since my current work concentrates on the importing of Indian languages in UKC,  I could explain to them how a new language is importing into UKC.

The EURALEX Congresses bring together professional lexicographers, publishers, researchers, software developers and others interested in dictionaries of all types.  So I shared our group’s initiative to support the languages, DataScientia, where we are asking their knowledge contribution. Hoping to go next year and share our work in UKC.