Discussions are currently under way concerning the publication of the proceedings of IATS-XIII. Since it is unlikely that all the presentations will be published as a single set, the abstracts of the papers are being made available here as an approximate record of the seminar.

The collection of abstracts you will find here was compiled before  a number of late requests for changes were received. It is therefore likely that, in a few cases, the published abstract may not correspond to the paper that was actually delivered.  If your abstract has not been updated as you wish please inform us by email, attaching a copy of the amended abstract (and title): iatsub2013@gmail.com. Also, please bear in mind that the  many of the Tibetan papers were not delivered because the presenters were not permitted to attend the conference.

Abstracts pp. 1-151

Abstracts pp. 152-450

Tibetan Abstracts: 1 of 3

Tibetan Abstracts: 2 of 3

Tibetan Abstracts: 3 of 3

For up-to-date abstracts of presentations of online resources in the Tibetan Information Technology Panel (Gene Smith Memorial Session), please visit the IT Panel Abstracts Page.

The presenters and papers concerned (in order of delivery) are as follows:

Jeff Wallman
Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC)
“Preservation & Access of Tibetan Texts in a Global Setting”

Paul G. Hackett
Columbia University
“Digital Resources for Research and Translation of the Tibetan Buddhist Canon”

Charles Manson
Bodlein Library, Oxford University
“Development of a digital catalogue of the Bodleian Tibetan manuscripts: Bod Karchak@the Bod”

Kelsang Tahuwa
Digital Preservation Society (DPS), Tokyo
“DPS electronic editions of the Them spangs ma manuscript bka’ ‘gyur (with comparative catalogue) and the Peking bka’ ’gyur housed in the National Library of Mongolia”

Robert R. Chilton
Orient Foundation for Arts and Culture
“The Classical Tibetan Knowledge Archive and Multimedia Study Resource – a new research tool for the study of the oral commentarial and ritual arts traditions of Tibet”

Susan Meinheit
(U.S.) Library of Congress
“Digital projects at the Library of Congress”

Alexander Gardiner and Asha Kaufman
Rubin Foundation
“Collaborative On-line Database Publication: The Treasury of Lives”

Klu tshang rDo rje rin chen
[“On the Necessity of Digitizing Documents Stored in the Library of Bla brang Monastery”]

Kiyonori Nagasaki and Toru Tomabechi
[“International Institute for Digital Humanities”]
“Indo-Tibetan Lexical Resource (ITLR), a Collaborative Project of the Khyentse Centre for Tibetan Buddhist Textual Scholarship (KC-TBTS) at the University of Hamburg and International Institute for Digital Humanities (DHII), Tokyo, and the SAT Daizokyo Text Database at the University of Tokyo”

Pavel Grokhovskiy
Saint-Petersburg State University
“The Basic Corpus of the Classical Tibetan Language with a Russian Translation and a Lexical Database”

Lobsang Monlam
Monlam Tibetan Information Technology Research Center
“On the Framework of the Complete Monlam Tibetan Dictionary”

Edward Garrett
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
“Natural Language Processing (NLP) Pipelines for Tibetan Corpora”

Tashi Tsering
China Center for Tibetology
“Introducing Two Tibetan Unicode Fonts and One Tibetan Input Method for Windows System”

Nachum Dershowitz and Lior Wolf
The School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University
“Automatic Scribal Analysis of Tibetan Writings”

Michael Sheehy
Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC)
“Charting Par khang Culture: Towards an Analytics of Early Xylographic Literary Production in Tibet”

Lauran Hartley
Columbia University
“Re-examining the Role of University Libraries in the Service of Tibetan Studies”