The Global Wordnet Association together with CIIL Mysore, IIT Bombay and IIIT Hyderabad organised the first International Conference on Wordnets. The conference was held at the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore (Karnataka State), India (http://www.ciil.org/gwn).
The conference included tutorials on building wordnets, demonstrations of wordnet databases and wordnet-based software, wordnet project presentations and scientific papers on any issue related to wordnets.
Over 50 papers were presented and 2 tutorials. The tutorials can be downloaded here:
Christiane Fellbaum (Chair), Princeton University (USA) Piek Vossen, Irion, NL (President of the GWA) Eneko Agirre, University of the Basque Country (ES) Pushpak Bhattacharya, IIT Bombay (India) Pierrette Bouillon, University of Geneva (CH) Nicoletta Calzolari, University of Pisa (IT) Phil Edmonds, Sharp (GB) Charles Fillmore, University of California at Berkeley (USA) Sandiway Fong, NECI Princeton (USA) Fernando Gomez, University of Central Florida (USA) Julio Gonzalo, UNED (ES) Maria Gronostaj, University of Goteborg (SW) Sanda Harabagiu, University of TX at Austin (USA) Yoshihiko Hayashi, NTT (Japan) Erhard Hinrichs, University of Tuebingen (D) Hideki Hirakawa, Toshiba (Japan) Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto (CA) B.D. Jayaram, CIIL, Mysore (India) Adam Kilgarriff, University of Brighton (GB) Bernardo Magnini, IRST Povo (IT) Yanis Maistros, New Technical University of Athens (GR) Palmira Marrafa, University of Lisbon (PT) S. P. Mudur, NCST, Mumbai (India) Karel Pala, University of Brno (CZ) Martha Palmer, University of Pennsylvania (USA) Bolette Pedersen, Center for Sprogteknologi, Copenhagen (DK) Wim Peters, University of Sheffield (GB) German Rigau, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (ES) Antonio Sanfilippo, LingoMotors (USA) Rajeev Sangal, IIT, Hyderabad (India) Frederique Segond, Xerox Grenoble (F) U. N. Singh, Director of the CIIL, Mysore (India) Philip Resnik, University of Maryland (USA) Virach Sornlertlamvanich, NECTEC (Thailand) Kadri Vider, University of Tartu (Estonia) Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft (USA)
National Committee: Udaya Narayana Singh(Chair), Rajeev Sangal, Durgesh Rao, Pushpak Bhattacharya, K.V. Narayana Murthy, C.N. Krishnan, Laxmithathachar.
Local Organising Committee: Udaya Narayana Singh (Chair), B.D. Jayaram (Secretary), K.S. Rajyashree, A.K. Basu, Jennifer Bayer, R. Krishnamurthy, Tony McEnery.