The Tamil Internet Conference 2011, which was held in the USA on June 17-19, discussed web assisted Tamil teaching and learning among others.
The conference focused on the use of Tamil language in laptops and mobile phone platforms and significance of Tamilology in Internet.
"With the increasing number of Tamil users in the internet and modern gadgets, this conference will bring together software developers, academicians and users of these softwares," Badri Seshadri, one of the organizers who shortlisted the research papers, said.
Topics such as web assisted Tamil teaching and learning, creation of Tamil blogs, making Wiki documents in Tamil, text to speech, machine translation, were discussed by experts in the fields, said K Kalyanasundaram, Chair of Programme Committee.
Tamil is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamil people of the Indian subcontinent. It has official status in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and in the Indian union territory of Puducherry. Tamil is also an official language of Sri Lanka and Singapore. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and the first Indian language to be declared as a classical language by the government of India in 2004.