The WordNet in Indian Languages

  • Niladri Sekhar Dash
  • Pushpak Bhattacharyya
  • Jyoti D. Pawar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pushpak Bhattacharyya
    Pages 1-18
  3. Laxmi Kashyap, Salil Rajeev Joshi, Pushpak Bhattacharyya
    Pages 19-44
  4. Shilpa N. Desai, Shantaram W. Walawalikar, Ramdas N. Karmali, Jyoti D. Pawar
    Pages 101-117
  5. S. Rajendran, K. P. Soman
    Pages 119-145
  6. Lata Popale, Pushpak Bhattacharyya
    Pages 147-166
  7. Brijesh S. Bhatt, C. K. Bhensdadia, Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Dinesh Chauhan, Kirit Patel
    Pages 167-174
  8. Panchanan Mohanty, Ramesh C. Malik, Bhimasena Bhol
    Pages 175-200
  9. S. Arulmozi, M. C. Kesava Murty
    Pages 201-208
  10. Aadil Amin Kak, Farooq Ahmad, Nazima Mehdi, Mansoor Farooq, Muneera Hakim
    Pages 209-220
  11. Rizwanur Rahman, Mazhar Mehdi Hussain, Niladri Sekhar Dash
    Pages 221-229
  12. Sudha Bhingardive, Pushpak Bhattacharyya
    Pages 243-260
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 261-264

About this book


This contributed volume discusses in detail the process of construction of a WordNet of 18 Indian languages, called “Indradhanush” (rainbow) in Hindi. It delves into the major challenges involved in developing a WordNet in a multilingual country like India, where the information spread across the languages needs utmost care in processing, synchronization and representation. The project has emerged from the need of millions of people to have access to relevant content in their native languages, and it provides a common interface for information sharing and reuse across the Indian languages.

The chapters discuss important methods and strategies of language computation, language data processing, lexical selection and management, and language-specific synset collection and representation, which are of utmost value for the development of a WordNet in any language. The volume overall gives a clear picture of how WordNet is developed in Indian languages and how this can be utilized in similar projects for other languages. It includes illustrations, tables, flowcharts, and diagrams for easy comprehension.

This volume is of interest to researchers working in the areas of language processing, machine translation, word sense disambiguation, culture studies, language corpus generation, language teaching, dictionary compilation, lexicographic queries, cross-lingual knowledge sharing, e-governance, and many other areas of linguistics and language technology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Niladri Sekhar Dash
    • 1
  • Pushpak Bhattacharyya
    • 2
  • Jyoti D. Pawar
    • 3
  1. 1.Indian Statistical InstituteLinguistic Research UnitKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of Technology-BombayDepartment of Computer Science and Engg.MumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Goa UniversityDepartment of Computer Science and TechnGoaIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1907-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1909-8
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