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Conference on Bengali Language and Literature: Technological Potentials

The conference on " Bengali Language and Literature: Technological Potentials" arranged by Sarsuna College and Jadavpur University was held on 25th. and 26th. November, 2016 in Dr. K. P. Basu Memorial Hall, Jadavpur University. This conference was very pertinent at this time in the context of contemporary South Asian languages. It was a mix of papers, discussions and talks on how people are using technology for communication in Bangla, how internet shifted the center of publications from print media to e – publishing, how the scientists and scholars who have been working relentlessly for a long time in the sphere of machine translation of Bengali to English and other Indian languages and vice versa face enormous challenges. Reminiscence of Emeritus Professor Dwijesh Kumar Dutta Majumder who is called ' father of computer science in India' was a precious addition to the conference. Bangla student Reem Stern from Israel joined in a conversation with Atanu Saha via Skype.
It was a wonderful meeting point of buzzing community of academicians, writers, publishers, scientists, and professors from different parts of India, Bangladesh and USA. The conference truly proved that it is the time of makers and users of technology to collaborate in its implementation of language, in this case, Bangla.

I feel like thanking Tanmay Bir , Assistant Professor, Sarshuna College and Atanu Saha, Assistant Professor , School of Languages and Linguistics, Jadavpur University again and hope you will continue doing your wonderful work in future.

 

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