THE OPEN DATA INDIC CHALLENGE
Speaker: Ms. Alolita Sharma
Time: Friday, 30 May 2014, 2:00pm
Venue: Conference Room, C Block, 01st Floor, Department of Computer Science
and Engineering, Kanwal Rekhi (KReSIT) Building, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai.
India has 23 official languages which have millions of native users as well
as many more smaller languages supported by 8 major scripts, distinct
vocabularies and grammatical rules. But when it comes to Wikipedia and
other large repositories of user generated content on the Web, all these
languages are very poorly represented compared to their real world usage.
There are many factors for this anomaly on the Web ranging from access to
the Internet and computing devices to lack of language tools such as fonts
and input tools and linguistic resources such as dictionaries, terminology
glossaries, structured and linked data.
As the Web transforms itself into the mobile Web, an enormous opportunity
to access and distribute information in Indic languages to billions of
people is at stake. To make this opportunity real, user generated content
needs to be jumpstarted with open data of all categories. Non-digital forms
of dictionaries, terminology glossaries, geo-data - all kinds of
categorized data need to be transformed into digitally consumable,
standardized, and structured open data repositories which can be leveraged
by users to create and contribute digital content on platforms like
This talk will examine the barriers and solutions in creating open data
repositories for Indic languages leveraging platforms like Wikipedia and
language technologies for reading and creating content on the Web and
From: Baiju Muthukadan <baiju.m.mail(a)gmail.com>
Date: Wed, May 28, 2014 at 10:05 AM
Subject: [Ilugc] PyCon India 2014 - Call for proposals closing date
To: Chennai LUG <ilugc(a)ae.iitm.ac.in>
PyCon India 2014 call for proposal is closing on May 30th! The CFP
was opened on February 1st and now after 4 months, there are 100+
proposals in the funnel. If you have prepared a proposal but not yet
submitted, submit now!
If you're interested in submitting a proposal, take a look at our Call
for Proposals at http://in.pycon.org/funnel/2014/ and poke around the
site for advice and resources to help you create a great proposal.
PyCon India 2014 will be taking place from September 26-28 in
Bangalore and we're ready to accept proposals. Registration are opened
( http://pyconindia2014.doattend.com/ ), so mark your calendars and
get ready to visit Bangalore for another great PyCon India.
If your company is interested in sponsorship, we need you. Sponsors
are what make PyCon India a possibility, and sponsorship offers some
great values to the generous organizations who support the
conference. Check out prospectus at
http://in.pycon.org/2014/sponsorship-prospectus.pdf Contact Vijay
Kumar at contact(a)in.pycon.org with any sponsorship inquiries.
Keep an eye out for news on our blog at http://in.pycon.org/2014/blog/
and follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/pyconindia and
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Vijay Kumar, Coordinator
Baiju Muthukadan, Publicity Coordinator
HP Pavilion X2 worked almost fine on Ubuntu 13.10. Touchpad (stop
working after sometime), Touch Screen. WebCam, WiFI worked fine.
On upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, everything above mentioned stopped working.
Even external USB mouse fail to work. Never expected such a situation.
Similar thing I heard from other with different hardware.
Is there issue of drivers with Ubuntu 14.04 or Is there something I missed?
How to manage it to bring to life. It does not have Ethernet card.
Only WiFI is there.
I was waiting in line at the train station today because one of the
ATVMs was down. As I looked more closely, I noticed my old friend Rxvt
(or is that Xterm?) appearing where it probably shouldn't:
(As a side note, this is why you should probably not use username or
hostname in your prompt for kiosks -- there's no need for any user to
ever know either of those things...) I'm also trying to figure out what
the underlying window manager is; those widgets look almost NeXT-ish.
I have been using a pass for routes from Santacruz station to Kurla
This included route no 311.
However now the bridge near Air India colony, Kalina has been closed due
Therefore the route 311 had been cut short at Air India colony.
Now the conductor is not accepting the pass, saying that there is no
bus anymore in that route and I need to buy a ticket.
Why must the passenger be penalised if the BEST has cut short a route due
to some repair work?
I request you to please clarify the correct position in this case.
Thank you and best regards,
Tel : 9820061636
Date: 18th May, 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 10:00 to 13:00 IST
Venue: Directiplex, near Andheri Subway, Andheri (E), Mumbai, India
Entry is free of charge and anyone can attend.
We welcome anyone who wants to take sessions (presentations, workshops
etc.) during this
event. Please reply to this thread if you want to conduct a session.
Hope to see some of you there!