Verbal Roots in the Sanskrit Wordnet

  • Malhar Kulkarni
  • Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5402)


This paper aims to present a way of storing Sanskrit Verbal roots in a proposed Sanskrit WordNet. The synsets of verbal roots are proposed to be created using all the available dhātupāṭhas. While doing so, it is shown that various formal as well as semantic features of the verbal roots noted by Pāṇini should be taken into account and stored. This will serve the purpose of disambiguation. It is also shown that verbal roots that denote a different meaning when they occur with upasargas should be stored separately and linked to the synset of the changed meaning. This feature is peculiar to Sanskrit WordNet. Since, IIT Bombay has already developed Hindi as well as Marathi WordNets, information related to storing verbal roots in these two is also presented.


Wordnet- Sanskrit Hindi and Marathi Dhātupāṭha Synset Semantic and Lexical Relations Yaugika and Yogarūḍha words 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Malhar Kulkarni
    • 1
  • Pushpak Bhattacharyya
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of TechnologyMumbaiIndia

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