IATS XII

Vancouver

15-21 August 2010


IT Panel Homepage


IT Panels:

IATS-IX (2000)
IATS-X (2003)
IATS-XI (2006)
IATS-XII (2010)
IATS-XIII (2013)

General Conference Links:

First Circular
Second Circular
Call for IT Papers

Conference Homepage


Hosted by:


 
University of British Columbia

Tibetan Information Technology Panel

Chair: Paul G. Hackett
(Columbia University)
Co-chair: Tashi Tsering
(China Center for Tibetology)

PANEL DESCRIPTION

This panel was the fourth in an ongoing series of panels on Tibetan Information Technology (begun in Leiden with IATS-IX).  It was intended as a forum for the presentation and discussion of applied technologies in the field of Tibetan studies. Broadly defined, this panel covers a variety of topics from technical development issues -- such as data encoding and Tibetan-specific needs in systems' designs -- to the results of research in Tibetan studies utilizing information technologies.

A List of Presentations and Papers from IATS-IX (Leiden, 2000) is available here.
Presentations and Papers from IATS-X (Oxford, 2003) are available here.
A List of Presentations and Papers from IATS-XI (Königswinter, 2006) is available here.

PRESENTATIONS and PAPERS

Robert R. Chilton
Asian Classics Input Project (ACIP)
“Sorting Unicode Tibetan Data: From Collation Algorithm to Implementation”

click here for the paper abstract.

Resources:

click here for Unidrv applet for Unicode collation:
unidrv_linux.zip
unidrv_macosx.zip
unidrv_win.zip

click here for the tailored collation for Tibetan (Tibetan.dat) used by the unidrv applet, and here for the usage instructions.

click here for the Microsoft Locale Explorer.

click here for a brief guide to using Tibetan in Microsoft SQL Server.

click here for a Summary of Assumptions for Determining the Root Letter when Machine Sorting Dzongkha.

Paul G. Hackett
Columbia University
“The Use of yig-cha and chos-kyi-rnam-grangs in Computing Lexical Cohesion for Tibetan Topic Boundary Detection”

click here for the paper abstract.
click here for the presentation slides in PDF format.
download the paper in PDF format.

William A. Magee
Dharma Drum Buddhist College
“Tibetan in the Virtual Classroom: Displaying Complex Scripts in Second Life and Open Sim”

click here for the paper abstract.
click here for the presentation slides in PDF format.
download the paper in PDF format.

Resource: click here for an OAR file including the entire Virtual Tibetan Classroom for loading into any OpenSim installation.

Tashi Tsering
China Center for Tibetology
“Introducing Qomolangma Tibetan Unicode Fonts and Qomolangma Wylie Input Method for Windows Vista and Windows 7”

click here for the paper abstract.
click here for the presentation slides in PDF format.
download the paper in PDF format.


Resource: click here for download links for all the fonts.
Resource: click here for a download link for the keyboard.

Tsering Gya (presenter) and Dbangphyug Tsering
Qinhai Normal University
“Research on a Standard for POS Tagging of Contemporary Tibetan for TIP”

click here for the paper abstract.
click here for the presentation slides in PDF format.
download the paper in PDF format.

PDF ("Portable Document Format") documents require the "Acrobat Reader," available for free from Adobe:

Acrobat Reader for PDF

last updated: 04 Aug 2013