Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ninth World Tamil Conference Celebrating Classical Status of Tamil

The ninth World Tamil Conference will be held in the city of Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu, India) from 23rd June to 27th June 2010.

It signifies the classical status given to Tamil. i-e Tamil is the one of the very few number of Classical languages such as Greek and Latin.

Seminars will be conducted in the below subject Areas.

1. Tamil and world classical language
2. Tamil Literature
3. Grammar
4. Linguistics
5. Dravidian Linguistics
6. Traditional Arts
7. Folk Literature
8. Archaeology
9. Epigraphy and Paleography
10. Numismatics
11. Political and Socio - Economic History
12. Cultural Studies / Comparative Literature
13. Literary Criticism
14. Literary Theory
15. Lexicography
16. Tamil Creative Literature in foreign countries
17. Manuscriptology and Editing
18. Media and Tamil
19. Religion and Tamil
20. Language Movements
21. Translation
22. Language learning
23. Tribal Languages in Tamilnadu
24. Tamil and Philosophy
25. Children Literature
26. New literary genres
27. Tamil and other Indian Languages
28. History of arts, Literature and Culture
29. Creative literature
30. Dialects and Standard Language
31. Etymology
32. Terminology
33. Social Sciences
34. Language Politics
35. Traditional Sciences
36. Tamil Cinema
37. Documentary films
38. Tamil Music
39. Tamil Computer
40. Ecology and Tamil
41. Architecture
42. Siddha Medicine
43. Sculpture
44. Feminism
45. Dalitism
46. Fine Arts
47. Preservation of Books
48. Documentation
49. Little Magazines
50. Indus Civilization and Scripts - Dravidian Connections
51. Science and Tamil
52. Place Names studies
53. Drama
54. Commentators
55. Language Management

Tamil Internet Conference also be organized along the Tamil conference.

This Internet Conference will be discussing about below things.

i) Technology
( localisation / Tamil enabling )
--Implementation in different platforms (Windows, Unix/Linux,Unicode, MacOS, mobile platforms (PalmOS), Java,...
-- Search engines, text converters, translators and APIs forcross-platform data flow
-- OCR, voice recognition, speech synthesis, natural language processing,.. Java, Perl-script based tools for online Spell checker,dictionary,.(interactive usage of Tamil online/on Internet)

-- Dedicated software for word-processing, databases,...
-- Tamil domain names (DNS)

ii) Digital/E-archives & Tamil databases
-- Digital collections of Tamil literary works, educational materials(e-books, CDs, cassettes/ tapes,...)
-- Online Tamil dictionaries, lexicon, thesaurus, ...
-- Machine Aided Translation

iii) Open source technology for Tamil

iv) Efforts towards eradicating Digital Divide
- efforts in Tamilnadu, Malaysia (camUka maiyam,..)
- role of TVU, regional chapters, . ..

v) web- and multimedia-assited learning & Teaching of Tamil

vi) e-business and e-governance
Tamil portal sites, Tamil DNS, e-commerce

We can read the current Unicode status of Tamil from this FAQ Section.

Refer these links which are useful for knowing about Information Technology of Tamil.

Follow @chemmozhimanadu to get the latest updates about the conference. And you can follow @tamiltechnews

You can hear the Theme Song (Thanks to

You can read details about this conference here.

You can see the list of previous Tamil Conferences here.

If you are interested to learn Tamil you can approach the Tamil University or Tamil Virtual University.

You can see a Statue in the logo of the Tamil Conference. It is the statue of Great Tamil Poet/Saint Thiruvalluvar who lived in Tamilnadu before 2000 years i-e even before the Jesus Christ.

Refer the Useful Links section in the Side Bar of this blog to read the writings (Thirukural) of Thiruvalluvar.

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