Present Designation


Assistant Professor: Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Advanced Linguistic Studies
Guest Editor (Special Issue): Language Forum
Principal Investigator: Indian Languages Corpora Initiative-Bengali, DIT, MCIT, Govt. of India
Principal Investigator: Indradhanush WordNet for Bengali, DIT, MCIT, Govt. of India
Homepage: http://www.isical.ac.in/~lru/nsdash/index.html


Affiliation


Linguistic Research Unit
Indian Statistical Institute
203, Barrackpore Trunk Road
Baranagar, Kolkata - 700108
West Bengal, India
Phone (Off): +91-033-25753281
Email: niladri@isical.ac.in
Email: ns_dash@yahoo.com
Email: nisedash@gmail.com


Homepage: http://www.isical.ac.in/~lru/nsdash/index.html


Education


(a) 1983: Passed Secondary Examination in General Stream from West Bengal Board of Secondary Education with First Division.

(b) 1985: Passed Higher Secondary Examination in Humanities and Social Sciences from West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education with First Division.

(c) 1988: Passed Graduation with Honours (BA) in English Literature and Language from University of Calcutta, Kolkata with Second Class.

(d) 1990: Passed Postgraduation (MA) in Linguistics from University of Calcutta, Kolkata with 1st Class (Stood First Class 2nd in Rank of the Year).

(e) 1994: Passed Certificate Course in Advanced Natural Language Processing (CANLP) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

(f) 2001: Earned Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Corpus Linguistics from University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

(g) 2002: Passed Certificate Course in Computer Programming with C,C++ (CCP) from Regional Computer Centre (presently known as DOECC), Jadavpur University Campus, Kolkata, with A+.

(h) 2012: Passed Certificate Courses of Language Engineering Aptitude (CLEA250, CLEA450, CLEA700 and CUP500) on UNL (Universal Networking Language) offered through VALERIE (Virtual Learning Environment for Universal Networking Language) conducted by UNDL Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland (http://www.undlfoundation.org .

                                                           

Scholarships Received


  • 1985: Received National Scholarship awarded by the Govt. of West Bengal for the year 1985-1986.

  • 1986: Received S. Ghosh Memorial Scholarship from the Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, Kolkata, West Bengal for the years 1987-1988 for scoring highest marks in Humanities and Social Sciences at the Undergraduate level in 1986.

Areas of Specialization


  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Language Technology
  • Word Sense Disambiguation
  • Computer Assisted Language Teaching
  • Machine Translation
  • Computational Lexicography
  • Field Linguistics
  • Graded Vocabulary Generation
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Educational Technology
  • Bengali Language and Linguistics

Present Areas of Research


  1. Corpus Linguistics and Language Technology : Generation of speech and text corpora, corpora processing, tools and techniques of language processing, generation of lexical and linguistic resources in Indian languages, etc.

  2. Natural Language Processing : Machine Learning, Language Recognition, Text-To-Speech Conversion, Speech Recognition, Machine Translation, Meaning Recognition, Word Sense Disambiguation, etc.

  3. Applied Linguistics : Computer Assisted First and Second Language Teaching, Electronic Dictionary, Usage-Based Grammar, Usage Based Dictionaries, On-line Language Teaching, Graded Vocabulary Development, etc.

  4. Filed Linguistics : Language data collection from linguistic field surveys, language documentation and digitization, Free Discourse Text collection, transcription and processing, train scholars in linguistic field survey, etc.

  5. Bengali Language and Linguistics : Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax, Lexicology, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Field linguistics, etc.

Positions Held


  1. 1992-1995 : Language Analyst : Indian Institute of Applied Language Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India.

  2. 1995-1997 : Project Assistant : Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

  3. 1997-2003 : Technical Assistant : Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

  4. 2003-2010 : Scientific Assistant-B : Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

  5. 2010- ....: Assistant Professor: Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

Work Experiences in Projects


  1. 1992-1995: Acted as Language Analyst in the project Technology Development for Indian Languages funded by the Department of Electronics, Govt. of India at Indian Institute of Applied Language Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Orissa. The goal of the project was to develop electronic text corpora in Indian languages. My work was related to designing and developing text corpora of three million words each for Oriya, Bengali, and Assamese; analysing corpora, developing systems for grammatical annotation and part-of-speech tagging of words. The project completed in April 1995.

  2. 1992-1995: Acted as Research Assistant in the project Language and Culture of Orissa: A State of India, funded by the Depaertment of Culture, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, at Indian Institute of Applied Language Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Orissa. The goal of the project was to study empirically the folk-languages and folk-cultures of Orissa. My work was to classify and analyze the databases and draw inferences. The project completed in March 1995.

  3. 1995-2000: Acted as Co-Investigator in the project Natural Language Processing in Bengali at Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. My work was to develop a Bengali text corpus, process it and extract relevant data and information for developing a Bengali dictionary in electronic version. The project completed in March 2000.

  4. 2000-2003: Acted as Co-Investigator in the project Indian Language Technology Solutions-Bengali funded by Ministry of Information Technology, Govt. of India, carried out at Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. My work was to develop strategies for POS-tagging, lexical sorting, frequency distribution calculation of letters and words and digital lexical database generation. The project completed in March 2003.

  5. 2001-2004: acted as Co-Investigator in the project Sharing Capability in Localisation and Human Language Technologies, funded and co-ordinated by the ASI@IT&C, European Commission. My work was to provide guidance and directions to the South Asian scholars engaged in works of language corpora development and processing. The project completed in September 2004.

  6. 2003-2005: Acted as Co-Investigator in the project Natural Language Processing in Bengali carried out at Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. My work was to augment the existing Bengali corpus databases, process corpora, define rules for spelling variation of words, define rules for POS tagging, concordance, lexical collocation, and lemmatisation. The project completed in March 2005.

  7. 2003-2006: Acted as External Expert in the project African Diaspora in Asia funded by the International Scientific Research Network and executed by the University of Rondonia, Brazil. My work was to provide expertise in collection of relevant linguistic text materials necessary for analysis and interpretation. The Project completed in 2006.

  8. 2005-2007: Acted as Chief Investigator in the project Generation and Processing of Bengali Text Corpus at Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. My works involved Bengali written text corpus sanitation and processing, electronic dictionary development, usage-based language resource generation, and sense disambiguation of Bengali polysemous words. The project ended in March 2007.

  9. 2007-2010: Acted as Co-Investigator in the project Generation of Differentiated Electronic Lexicon for Bangla at Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. The goal of the project was to develop differentiated electronic lexicon in Bengali as indispensable resource for research and application in language technology, natural language processing, word-sense disambiguation, machine translation, machine learning, information extraction, semantic net, ontology, language teaching, discourse analysis, lexical semantics, and language cognition. The project ended in March 2010.

  10. 2008-2011: Acted as Co-Investigator in the project Interlexical Study of Assamese and Boro Nominal Items at Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. This project seeked to carry out substantivist lexicography of the nominal words in Assamese and Boro with special reference to the role of classifiers in helping to specify the nominal sub-categorisations. The project builds on existing comparative work on Bengali and Assamese and current substantivist lexicographic research on Bengali - a research paradigm that will be extended to other North Eastern languages. The project ended in March 2011.

  11. 2008-2011: Acted as Co-Investigator in the project A Knowledge-based Documentation and Archiving of Bangla Electronic Speech and Language Resources carried out by Institute of Cybernetics Systems and Information Technology, Kolkata and Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. The project was funded by Bhasha Prayukti Gabeshana Parishad (Society for Natural Language Technology Research), Govt. of West Bengal, India. The project ended in March 2011.

  12. 2008-2012: Acting as Principal Investigator for the project Mother Tongue Survey of India (MTSI) carried out by Language Division, Office of the Registrar General, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. The project is scheduled to end in March 2012.

  13. 2009-2012: Acted as Principal Investigator for the project Indian Languages Corpora Initiative-I (ILCI-I) funded by the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Govt. of India. The project has generated a Hindi-Bengali bilingual parallel and aligned translation corpus of fifty thousand natural sentences in health and tourism domains. The project came to an end on 20th March 2012.

  14. 2010-2012: Acting as Co-Principal Investigator in Indradhanush WordNet for Bengali funded by the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Govt. of India. The project is scheduled to end in August 2012.

  15. 2012-2015: Acting as Principal Investigator for the project Bengali Pronunciation Dictionary in Electronic and Printed Form funded by Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. The project started in June 2012 and will end in March 2015.

  16. 2012-2013: Acting as Principal Investigator for the project Linguistic Field Survey at Giridih, Jharkhand, funded by Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. The project started in April 2012 and will end in March 2013.

  17. 2012-2015: Acting as Principal Investigator for the project Indian Languages Corpora Initiative-2 (ILCI-2) funded by Dept. of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Govt. of India. The project generates Hindi-Bengali bilingual parallel and aligned translation corpus of 50,000 natural sentences in Agriculture and Entertainment domains. The project will end in September 2015.


My Achievements (1992 ...


  1. Developed an Electronic Dictionary of Modern Bengali. It contains nearly sixty thousand words with information of orthography, part-of-speech, meaning, synonyms, and usage for each entry word. The dictionary is used to develop an electronic Bengali-English bilingual dictionary and software for automatic correction of spelling errors in Bengali words.

  2. Designed and developed a written Bengali corpus of one million words by collecting data from various documents printed and published within 1991 and 1995. The corpus is combined with the TDIL Bengali Corpus (designed and developed by me) for better representation of the modern Bengali written language.

  3. Defined linguistic rules and strategies for automatic processing of Bengali verb forms. The rules and methods are implemented for developing a morphological processing system for Bengali verb forms.

  4. Developed a lexical database of English words used in the Bengali corpus. The entire lexical database is stored in electronic form to be used for compiling a dictionary of English words in Bengali.

  5. Complied exhaustive information about frequency of use of Bengali letters, graphemes, allographs, diacritics, and other symbols used in the Bengali text corpus. Information is used to develop software for Optical Character Recognition system for Bengali characters.

  6. Complied exhaustive information about frequency of use of words and morphemes in the Bengali corpus. Information is used for designing automatic spelling checking and information retrieval system for Bengali.

  7. Defined exhaustive set of pronunciation rules for Bengali words. These rules are used for developing software for automatic text-to-speech conversion in Bengali.

  8. Collected exhaustive examples on the use of punctuation marks in Bengali texts. The data is analysed to study form and function of punctuation marks in Bengali. Information is used to develop tools for word processing, sentence parsing, and language teaching in Bengali.

  9. Collected a large database of Bengali words that register spelling variations. The entire database is used to design automatic spelling checking system in Bengali.

  10. Developed a POS-Tagged Bengali Corpus of hundred thousand words. Each word is tagged at part-of-speech level with regard to its lexico-syntactic function in a sentence. The database is used for morphological processing and sentence parsing in Bengali.

  11. Collected exhaustive examples of polysemous words and their context of occurrence from the Bengali text corpus. Examples are analysed for designing system for word sense disambiguation. Based on the information and analysis of the database, a model known as Acquisition of Information from Multiple Sources (AIMS) is proposed for sense disambiguation of Bengali polysemous words.

  12. Analysed various linguistic and technical issues involved in developing a robust system for Corpus-Based Machine Translation (CBMT) from English to Bengali in domain-specific controlled texts.

  13. Proposed a method known as Corpus-Based English Language Teaching (C-BELT) for teaching English to Bengali learners. A strategy is also proposed for using this method in both First and Second Language Teaching).

  14. Proposed a corpus-based strategy for dialect study with reference to information, examples and data obtained from dialect corpora. This strategy becomes maximally suitable in Indian context where many minority languages are endangered or on the verge of extinction. This strategy may help the nearly-extinct languages to restore their linguistic identities and help dialectologists to develop digital archives of the endangered languages for future utilisation.

  15. Developed a strategy for Usage-Based Bengali Grammar. This grammar extracts heavily from data, information and examples of the modern Bengali text corpus. This strategy is suited for developing a modern Bengali grammar longed for ages.

  16. Proposed a strategy for teaching English as a Second Language in West Bengal, India. The proposed strategy is known as Self Help English Language Learning (SHELL) system, which can exceedingly well for the primary Bengali learners who are learning English without assistance of any kind from parents and teachers.

  17. In July 2011: Successfully converted the entire TDIL Bengali written text corpus of five (5) million words developed in ISCII into Unicode compatible text keeping the language data and other linguistic properties and information intact in the corpus. The entire database is now globally available from the LRU website for all kinds of works of linguistics and language technology in Bengali language.

  18. Proposed and designed an elaborate set of generic rules for automatic and manual POS Tagging of Indian Language Corpora. These generic rules are being adopted for tagging Bengali text corpus developed in Unicode format.
  19. 2012: Developed a Lexical Search Tool for Bengali text corpus with the help of summer interns. This tool is now up-loaded the LRU website for global access.

  20. 2012: Developed a corpus of 5 million words of modern Bengali Newspaper texts. The corpus is used for validation of the synsets developed in the Indradhanush Wordnet for Bengali.

  21. 2012: Developed Digital Interface for Bengali Pronunciation Dictionary with the help of summer interns. This tool is modified and up-loaded at LRU website for global access.

  22. 2012: Developed a digital lexical database of 300 Language Specific Synset (LSS) with close reference to their sense relations, meanings, reference, examples, and citations to be tagged with the Indradhanush Wordnet for Bengali.

  23. 2012: Developed full tagset for POS tagging of Bengali words. This has been added up with BIS Tagset to be accepted and used for POS tagging for Bengali.

  24. 2012: Developed Unicode compatible translation corpora of 50,000 sentences for Bengali in Tourism and Health domains parallel to 50,000 Hindi sentences.

  25. 2012: Developed a POS tagged corpus of 50,000 sentences following the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standard) tagset of the Govt. of India.

  26. 2012: Developed translational equivalent synsets (with detailed information of synonyms, sense relations, ontology, and examples) in Bengali parallel to 35,000 Hindi synsets.

  27. 2013: Defined linguistic properties and rules for POS tagging of Bengali nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, postpositions and words of other part-of-speech in Bengali written text corpus.

  28. 2013: Developed a Digital Lexical Database of Bengali Idiomatic Expressions and Proverbs to be used in the digital dictionary of Bengali idioms.

  29. 2013: Designed Etymological Annotation a new scheme of corpus annotation with reference to antiquity of words used in corpus. The work includes both theoretical and practical issues related to etymological annotation required for lexical identification, lemmatization, morphological processing, word sense disambiguation, etc.

  30. 2013: Developed and uploaded Bengali WordNet with a database of 36 thousand synsets. The page (http://www.isical.ac.in/~lru/wordnetnew/index.php) is available for global access.

  31. 2013: Developed a Digital Database of Prefixed Words in Bengali to be used in digital dictionary of Bengali prefixes as well as in On-line Bengali Language Teaching.

  32. 2014: Developed a Digital Database of Bengali Verb Forms for their analysis and sub-categorization.

  33. 2014: Proposed a new method for Dialect corpus development through compilation of Free Discourse Text (FDT).

  34. 2014: Defined form, content, and nature of Free Discourse Text (FDT) with reference to actual dialect data.

  35. 2014: Completed a book on Bengali Word Structure with reference to information, data, and examples obtained from the Bengali prose text corpus.


The Works I am Doing Now ....


  1. Norrmalizing and Tokenizing Unicode compatible Bengali text corpora for NLP works in Bengali. So far 500 text files out of 1300 files are normalized and tokenized.

  2. Compiling an English-Bengali Dictionary of words, idioms, set phrases, proverbs, and lexical collocations to be used as translation equivalents in manual and machine translation from English to Bengali and vice versa.

  3. Compiling a lexical database lexical database of 50000 Bengali words for the Bengali Pronunciation Dictionary with information of transcription and phonetic representation for words. Each entry word is provided with transcription in Indic Roman, Bengali script, and in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

  4. Developing a user-interface for using linguistic data and information obtained from the Bengali text corpus to develop a Usage-Based Electronic Dictionary in Bengali.

  5. Collecting a lemmatized lexical database of the most frequently used Bengali words to develop Graded Vocabulary for primary Bengali learners.

  6. Developing Corpus Processing Tools for frequency counting, part-of-speech tagging, word search, concordance, lemmatization, sentence breaking, collocation search, inflected and derived form generation, etc.

  7. Working on a Digital Reference Dictionary with special reference to Bengali. The work includes both theoretical and practical issues relating to collection and utilization of linguistic information and data in compilation of digital dictionary in the language.

  8. Working on a book on Part-of-Speech Tagging with special reference to Indian language corpora. The work includes both theoretical and practical issues relating to POS identification, POS tagging, and Sense disambiguation.

  9. Writing on book on Translation with detailed discussion on theoretical and practical issues with special reference to Indian languages.

Authored/Edited Books


  1. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Corpus Linguistics and Language Technology : With Reference to Indian Languages. New Delhi : Mittal Publications. [ISBN : 81-8324-033-X. Pp. 465+. Rs. 895/- (80 USD)].

  2. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2006) Bhasangsha Sangraha O Adhunik Bhasabijnan (Language Corpora and Modern Linguistics). Kolkata : Daksha Bharati. [Pp. 296+. Rs. 240/-].

  3. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2006) Bahurupi Bangla Banan (Multifaceted Bengali Spellings). Kolkata : Daksha Bharati. [Pp. 132+, Rs. 60/-].

  4. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2007) Language Corpora and Applied Linguistics. Kolkata : Sahitya Samsad. [ISBN: 81-7955-122-9. Pp. Pages: 275+ (HB), Price: Rs. 150/- (USD 60)].

  5. Dash, Niladri Sekhar, Probal Dasgupta, and Pabitra Sarkar (Eds.) (2007) Rainbow of Linguistics : Vol-I . Kolkata : T. Media Publication. [ISBN: 81-89802-01-1. Pp. 175+ (HB). Price: Rs. 170/- (India), USD 30 (Foreign)].

  6. Dash, Niladri Sekhar, Probal Dasgupta, and Pabitra Sarkar (Eds.) (2007) Rainbow of Linguistics : Vol-II . Kolkata : T. Media Publication. [ISBN: 81-89802-02-X. Pp. 150+ (HB). Price: Rs. 150/- (India), USD 25 (Foreign)].

  7. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2008) Corpus Linguistics : An Introduction. New Delhi : Pearson Education-Longman. [ISBN: 81-317-1603-1. Pp. 208+ (HB), Price: Rs. 499/- India].

  8. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2008) Pralapgatha (A Collection of Bengali Poems). Kolkata: Parashpathar Prakashan. [Pg. 60; Price: Rs. 40/-].

  9. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2009) Corpus Based Analysis of the Bengali Language. Saarbrucken : Verlag Dr Muller Publications. [ISBN: 978-3-639-05-774-4. Pp. 246+ (PB), Price: 79 EURO].

  10. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2009) Language Corpora: Past, Present and Future. New Delhi: Mittal Publications. [ISBN: 81-8324-255-3. Pp. 176+ (HB), Price: Rs. 450/-]

  11. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) Modern Bengali Script : An Introduction. Kolkata: Daksha Bharati. [ISBN: 81-89803-07-7. Pp. 235+ (PB), Price: Rs. 200/- (India and Bangladesh), USD 60 (Foreign)]

  12. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (Ed.) (2010) Memorable Sayings: A Book of Quotable Quotes. Kolkata: Daksha Bharati. [ISBN: 81-89802-04-6. Pp. 280+ (PB). Price: Rs. 200/- (India & Bangladesh), USD 60 (Foreign Countries)].

  13. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) A Descriptive Study of the Modern Bengali Script. Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing. [ISBN: 978-3-8383-4448-5. Pp. 305+ (PB). Price. EURO 80].

  14. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Language and Linguistics. New Delhi: Heritage Publishers. [ISBN: 817026270-4. Pp. 291+ (HB). Price. Rs. 895/- (India), $ 39.95 / USD 29.95 (foreign)].

  15. Dash, Niladri Sekhar, Jyoti D. Pawar, and Pushpak Bhattacharyya (Eds.) (2012) Proceedings of the Second National Workshop of the Indradhanush WordNet Consortium, 8-10th August, Dept. of Computer Science and Technology, Goa University, Panaji, Goa, India.

  16. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2013) Applied Linguistics. New Delhi: Heritage Publishers. [ISBN: 10:8170263042] and [ISBN: 13: 978-81-7026-304-3] (to be released in August 2013).

  17. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (In Press) A Descriptive Study of Bengali Words.


Published Research Papers


  1. Dash, Niladri Sekhar, B.B. Chaudhuri and P. Kundu (1997) Computer parsing of Bangla verbs. Linguistics Today. Vol. 1. No.1. Pp. 64-86.

  2. Dash, Niladri Sekhar and B.B. Chaudhuri (1998) Bangla script: a structural study. Linguistics Today. Vol. 1. No. 2. Pp. 1-28.

  3. Dash, Niladri Sekhar and B.B. Chaudhuri(1998) Utterance rules for Bangla words and their computer implementation. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Speech and Document Processing (ICCLSDP-1998), CVPR Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 21st - 24th February 1998. Vol. 1. Part-C. Pp. 51-58.

  4. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (1999) Corpus Oriented Bengali Language Processing. Jadavpur Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 11. No. 1. Pp. 1-28.

  5. Dash, Niladri Sekhar and B.B. Chaudhuri(2000) The process of Designing a Multidisciplinary Monolingual Sample Corpus. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. Vol. 5. No. 2. Pp. 179-197.

  6. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2000) Bangla Pronouns: A Corpus-based Study. Literary and Linguistic Computing. Vol. 15. No. 4. Pp. 433-443.

  7. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2001) Application of Corpus in Language Teaching and Research. Journal of Applied Linguistic Research. Vol. 2. No. 2. Pp. 69-82.

  8. Dash, Niladri Sekhar and B.B. Chaudhuri (2001) A Corpus-based Study of the Bengali Language. Indian Journal of Linguistics. Vol. 20. No. 1. Pp. 19-40.

  9. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2001) Corpus-based Empirical Analysis of Form, Function and Frequency of Characters used in Benagli. In, Rayson, Paul, Andrew Wilson, Tony McEnery, Andrew Hardie, and S. Khoja (Eds.) (2001) Special issue of the Proceedings of Corpus Linguistics 2001 Conference, Lancaster: Lancaster University Press, UK, Vo. 13. Pp. 144-157.

  10. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2002) Corpus Generation and Text Processing. International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics. Vol. 31. No. 1. Pp. 25-44.

  11. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2002) Lexical Polysemy in Bengali: A Corpus-based Study. PILC Journal of Dravidic Studies. Vol.12. No. 1-2. Pp. 203-214.

  12. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2002) Bhasangsha Bhasatattva: Bhasa Bijnaner Natun Diganta. Ababhas. Vol. 2. No. 2. Pp. 36-62.

  13. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2003) Relevance of Corpus in Language Research and Application. International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics. Vol. 32. No. 2. Pp. 101-122.

  14. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2003) Corpus Linguistics in India : Present Scenario and Future Direction. Indian Linguistics. Vol. 64. No. 1-4. Pp. 85-113.

  15. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2003) Corpus Typology : Conceptual Categorisation. Indian Journal of Linguistics. Vol. 22. No. 1. Pp. 27-40.

  16. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2003)Use of language corpora in second language learning. South Asian Language Review. Vol. 13. No. 1-2. Pp. 1-28.

  17. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2003) Using text corpora for understanding polysemy in Bangla. In IEEE Proceeding of International Language Engineering Conference. Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Central University, Hyderabad, 13th-15th November 2002.Hyderabad, 13-15th November 2002. Pp. 99-109.

  18. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2003) Bahudharthak shabder prakrita pratibeshik artha nirupan. Sahitya Parisad Patrika. Vol. 109. No. 1-2. Pp. 145-174.

  19. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Frequency and function of characters used in the Bangla text corpus. Literary and Linguistic Computing. Vol. 19. No. 2. Pp. 145-159.

  20. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Calculating the frequency of use of characters in the Bangla corpus. Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics. Vol. 30. No. 1. Pp. 43-65.

  21. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Morphological processing of words in Bengali Corpus. Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics. Vol. 30. No. 2. Pp. 63-83.

  22. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Issues involved in the development of a corpus-based machine translation system. International Journal of Translation. Vol. 16. No. 2. Pp. 57-79.

  23. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Text annotation: a prologue to corpus processing. Indian Journal of Linguistics. Vol. 23. No. 1. Pp. 71-82.

  24. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Language corpora: present Indian need. In Proceedings of the SCALLA-2004 Working Conference (Crossing the Digital Divides shaping technologies to meet human needs), Kathmandu, Nepal, 5th-7th January 2000.http://www.elda.fr/proj/scalla.html.

  25. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Corpus-based study of lexical polysemy in Bangla for application in language technology. In, Proceedings of SIMPLE-2004: Symposium on Indian Morphology, Phonology and Language Engineering, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, 19th - 21st March 2004. Pp. 70-74.

  26. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Upabhasa charchay prak-baidyutin bhasa namunar byabahar. Sahitya Mela. Vol. 27. No. 1. Pp. 31-43.

  27. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Bhasangsha nirman. Bangla Bai. Vol. 61. Pp. 1-4.

  28. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Bangla likhita bhasangshe bananer byabahar baichitra. Sahitya Parisad Patrika. Vol. 110. No. 4. Pp. 166-192.

  29. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Shabder artha o pratibesh. Bhasa. Vol. 7. No. 1. Pp. 80-95.

  30. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) The role of context in sense variation: introducing corpus linguistics in Indian contexts. Language In India. Vol. 5. No. 6. Pp. 12-32.

  31. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Corpus based machine translation across Indian languages: from theory to practice. Language In India. Vol. 5. No. 7. Pp. 12-35.

  32. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) A brief historical survey on the use of handmade language databases in linguistics studies. Language Forum. Vol. 31. No. 1. Pp. 17-39.

  33. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Role of context in word sense disambiguation. Indian Linguistics. Vol. 66. No. 1-4. Pp. 159-176.

  34. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Methods in madness of Bengali spelling: a corpus-based empirical investigation. South Asian Language Review. Vol. 14. No. 2. Pp. 63-92.

  35. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Role of context in sense variation: from evidence to theorisation. In, Proceedings of the International Conference of South Asian Languages (ICOSAL-6), Department of Linguistics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 6th-8th January 2005. Pp. 35-45.

  36. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) A brief sketch on the techniques of text corpus processing. In, Proceedings of the UGC-SAP: International Symposium on Linguistics, Quantification and Computation, Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies (CALTS), University of Hyderabad, 9th-11th March 2005. Pp. 63-89.

  37. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Upabhasa: svatantrer sankat o svaruper sandhan. Sahitya Parisad Patrika. Vol. 112. No. 1-2. Pp. 37-48.

  38. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Bhasa-prayukti : bharater chalchitra o Banglar mukh. Bangla Bai. Vol. 68. Pp. 1-3.

  39. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Bhasa-prayukti o Bangla bhasa. Computer Jagat. April- May 2005.

  40. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2006) Some limitations of corpus-based language study. Language In India. Vol. 6. No.3. Pp. 1-32.

  41. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2006) The morphodynamics of Bengali compounds: decomposing them for lexical processing. Language in India. Vol. 6. No. 7. Pp. 1-25.

  42. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2006) Differences between text and speech corpora with regard to content, nature, annotation, and utilisation, Indian Linguistics. Vol. 67. No. 1-4. Pp. 65-84.

  43. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2006) The process of lemmatisation of inflected and affixed words in Bengali text corpus. In, Proceedings of 28th All India Conference of Linguists (28-AICL), Dept. of Linguistics, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 2nd - 5th Nov. 2006. Pp. 127-128.

  44. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2006) Sadharan Bangla likhita bhasangsha nirman: paddhati o prakaran. Vinirman. Vol. 3. No. 4. Pp. 35-62.

  45. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2006) Lokabhasar gabesanay bhashangsher prasangikata. Loukik. Vol. 1. No. 2. Pp. 32-51.

  46. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2006) Baidyutin Bangla abhidhan nirman paddhati. Computer Jagat. January - December 2006.

  47. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2006) Bhasa-prayukti : kaler kallol kimba pragatir patha nirdeshika. Image. Vol. 2. No. 1. Pp. 28-47.

  48. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2007) Some techniques used for processing Bengali corpus to meet new demands of linguistics and language technology. SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics. Vol. 4. No. 2. Pp. 13-33.

  49. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2007) Generating electronic lexical resources from text corpora in Bengali. Indian Linguistics. Vol. 68. No. 3-4. Pp. 361-371.

  50. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2007) Frequency-based analysis of words and morphemes in Bengali text corpus. Indian Journal of Linguistics. Vol. 25. No. 26. Pp. 223-253.

  51. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2007) Towards lemmatization of Bengali words for building language technology resources. South Asian Language Review. Vol. 17. No. 2. Pp. 1-15.

  52. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2007) Corpus linguistics: an introduction. In, Vesna Muhvic-Dimanovski and Lelija So?anac (Eds.) (2007) Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems. Oxford: EOLSS Publishers. Pp. 110-159.

  53. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2007) The art of lexicography. In, Vesna Muhvic-Dimanovski and Lelija So?anac (Eds.) (2007) Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems. Oxford: EOLSS Publishers. Pp. 225-276.

  54. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2007) Indian scenario in language corpus generation. In, Dash, Niladri Sekhar, Probal Dasgupta, and Pabitra Sarkar (Eds.) Rainbow of Linguistics: Vol-I. Kolkata: T. Media Publication. Pp. 129-162.

  55. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2007) Baidyutin abhidhaner byabahargata subidha.Vinirman. Vol. 5. No. 1. Pp. 19-28.

  56. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2007) Bangla bhasar baidyutin shabda bhandar nirman. Computer Jagat. Kolkata Boimela Sankhya. Pp., 15-44.

  57. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2007) Bangla bhasa prakriyakaran. Computer Jagat, February - December 2007.

  58. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2007) Bangla bhasar sudin asche. Medha. Vol. 2. No. 2. Pp. 88-94.

  59. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2007) Yaticihner bhasatattvik bhumika o byabaharik gurutva. Sahitya Parisad Patrika. Vol. 114. No. 1-2. Pp. 67-76.

  60. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2008) Corpus linguistics: an empirical approach for studying a natural language. Language Forum. Vol. 34. No. 2. Pp. 5-21.

  61. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2008) Context and contextual word meaning. SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics. Vol. 5. No. 2. Pp. 21-31.

  62. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2008) Techniques of text corpus processing. In, Mohanty, Panchanan and Reinhard Koehler (Eds.) Readings in Quantitative Linguistics. New Delhi: Indian Institute of Language Studies. Pp. 81-115.

  63. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2008) Linguistic works in Bengali (2001-2007): a brief review. In, Singh, Rajendra (Ed.) Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguistics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Pp. 217-235.

  64. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2008) Relevance of digitized dialect corpora in the study of Indian dialects. In, Proceedings of the International Conference of South Asian Languages (ICOSAL-2008), Department of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University, 6-9th January, 2008, Pp. 47-60.

  65. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2008) Usage based linguistics: a new horizon of language study. In Proceedings of the In-Service Teacher Training Programme on Bengali, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. Vol. 16. Pp. 12-36.

  66. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2008) Bangla bhasar bhabisyat. Alochana Chakra. Vol. 25. Pp. 191-201.

  67. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2008) Banglay bhasa-prayuktir kajer janya Bangla bhashansha chai. Computer Jagat. Boimela Sankhya. Vol. 3. Pp. 27-45.

  68. Dash, Niladri Sekhar and Payel Dutta Chowdhury (2009) Bengali matrimonial classifieds: some sociolinguistic cues to marital orientation. Language Forum. Vol. 35. No. 2. Pp. 34-52.

  69. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2009) Relevance of electronically developed dialect corpora in dialectology. Indian Linguistics. Vol. 70. No, 1-4. Pp. 91-101.

  70. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2009) Corpus linguistics: a time-tested strategy for studying a natural language. Language Forum. Vol. 35. No. 2. Pp. 5-18.

  71. Dash, Niladri Sekhar, Payel Dutta Chowdhury and Abhisek Sarkar (2009) Naturalization of English words in modern Bengali: a corpus-based empirical study. Language Forum. Vol. 35. No. 2. July-Dec., Pp. 127-142.

  72. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2009) Some new approaches to second language learning. In, Proceedings of the In-Service Teacher Training Programme on English, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India (A CTE Publication). Vol. 15. Pp. 3-13.

  73. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2009) Linguistic tasks on translation corpora for developing resources for machine translation. In, Abstract of the 31st All India Conference of Linguists (AICL-2009), Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 15th-17th December 2009, Pp. 173-174.

  74. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2009) Exploring the patterns of usage and utterance variations of Bengali consonant clusters for linguistic applications. In Abstract of the 31st All India Conference of Linguists (AICL-2009), Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 15th-17th December 2009, Pp. 171-172.

  75. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2009) Bangla banaer be-thim baro-iyari. Alochana Chakra. Vol. 26. Pp. 14-25.

  76. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2009) Bangla bhasar baidyutin likhita bhasangsha sanskar. Computer Jagat. Baimela Sankhya. No. 4. Pp. 63-73.

  77. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2009) Bangla bhasay bhasa-prayukti. Alochana Chakra. Vol. 27. Pp. 35-50.

  78. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2009) Translation corpora and machine aided translation. Translation Today. Vol. 6. No. 1 & 2. Pp. 134-153.

  79. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) Linguistic tasks on translation corpora for developing resources for manual and machine translation. SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics. Vol. 7. No. 2. Pp. 2-18.

  80. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) Corpus linguistics: a general introduction. Presented in the Workshop on Corpus Normalization, Linguistic Data Consortium for the Indian Languages (LDCIL), Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India, 25th August, 2010. www.ciil.org/ldc-il/pp. 01-25.

  81. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) Spatial and temporal expressions in Bengali. In, Proceedings of the National Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Expressions in Natural Languages, Department of Linguistics, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, 14-15 October 2010; Pp.1-32.

  82. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) Byabahar bhittik bangla byakaran: sambhabyatar bastabata. Alochana Chakra(Special Issue on Linguistics). Vol. 28. Pp. 133-177.

  83. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) Bhasansher sahayye shabder prakrita artha uddhar kakar upay. In, Anupam Basu, Tirthankar Dasgupta and Sibansu Mukhopadhyay (Eds.) Bhasa Prayukti. Kolkata: Society for Natural Language Technology Research. Pp. 71-88.

  84. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) Bhasatattver sankhyatattva: tattvik tatparya. Computer Jagat. July-August Issue. Pp. 1-10.

  85. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) Digital dictionary: a physical realization of virtual reality. In, Proceedings of the National Conference on Emerging Trends in Educational Informatics (ETEI 2010), National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Kolkata, 23-24 December 2010, pp. 91-95.

  86. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Annotation guidelines for Bengali text corpus. Open Book for the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Govt. of India, pp. 1-55.

  87. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Yantranubad : Tathyayuger Kamdhenu. Computer Jagat, March Issue. No, 3. Pp. 17-23.

  88. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) The Use of English Corpora as a Primary Resource to Teach English to the Bengali learners. Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics. Vol. 37. No. 1. Pp.7-18.

  89. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) The Bengali Script and the Unicode. Print Out. Vol. 2. No. 8. Pp. 1-16. August 2011.

  90. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011)Annotation Guidelines for Bengali Text Corpus. . Open Book for Department of Information Technology. Govt. of India.Pp. 1-55.

  91. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Bengali Linguistics at the Threshold of the Twenty-first Century. . In, Omkar Nath Koul (Ed.) Indo-Aryan Linguistics. Mysore: Central Institute of Indian Languages. Pp. 235-264.

  92. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Problems in Defining Language Specific Synsets (LSS) in Bengali for the Indradhanush IndoWordNet: Some Theoretical and Practical Issues. Proceedings of the Second National Workshop of Indradhanush WordNet Consortium, Dept. of Computer Science & Technology, Goa University, Panaji, India, 8th - 10th August 2011, pp. 4-18.

  93. Dash, Niladri Sekhar, Abhisek Sarkar, Dipshikha Bose, and Soumi Banerji (2011) Problems and Challenges in Translation of Hindi Synsets into Bengali in Indradhanush WordNet. Proceedings of the Second National Workshop of Indradhanush WordNet Consortium, Dept of Computer Science & Technology, Goa University, Panaji, India, 8th - 10th August 2011, pp. 19-38.

  94. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Principles of Part-Of-Speech (POS) Tagging in Indian Language Corpora. Proceedings of 5th Language Technology Conference (LTC-2011): Human Language Technologies as a challenge for computer science and linguistics, Poznan, Poland, 25th - 27th November 2011, pp. 101-105.

  95. Dash, Niladri Sekhar, Payel Dutta Chowdhury and Abhisek Sarkar (2011) Digital Pronunciation Dictionary for Bengali: A Tool of the Time. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2011), Pp. 117-124, Anna University, Chennai, India, 16th - 19th December 2011.

  96. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Extratextual (Documentative) Annotation in Written Text Corpora. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2011), Pp. 168-176, Anna University, Chennai, India, 16th - 19th December 2011.

  97. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011)Some physical advantages of an electronic dictionary. Indian Linguistics. Vol. 71. No. 1-4. Pp. 93-102..

  98. Dash, Niladri Sekhar, Payel Dutta Chowdhury, and Amrita De (2012) Rules for POS Tagging of the Bengali Corpus. Proceedings of the 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Corpus Linguistics (APCLC), pp., 63-65. University of Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand, 15th-19th February 2012.

  99. Dash, Niladri Sekhar and Baisakhi Topdar (2012)Bengali Prefixes: A Corpus Based Investigation. Proceedings of the 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Corpus Linguistics (APCLC), pp., 66-68. University of Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand, 15th-19th February 2012.

  100. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2012) Baidyutin Bangla Abhdhan tairi karar kichu samasya. Alochana Chakra. Vol. 32. Pp. 166-178, Baimela Sankhya, 2012.

  101. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2012)Lexical Generativity of Bengali Prefixes: A Corpus Based Investigation. Sino-US English Teaching (ISSN: 1539-8072), Vol. 9. No. 5. Pp. 1171-1180. May 2012.

  102. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2012)Principles of Part-Of-Speech (POS) Tagging in Bengali Language Corpus. Proceedings of 2nd National Conference on Emerging Trends in Educational Informatics (ETEI-2011), pp., 46-52, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research, Kolkata, February 16 - 17, 2012.

  103. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2012) Language Specific Synsets in Bengali: Some Empirical Explorations. Journal of Advanced Linguistic Studies. Vol. 1. No. 1-2. Pp. 189-207. Jan-Dec. 2012.

  104. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2012) Etymological Annotation: A New Concept of Corpus Annotation. Proceedings of the 34th All India Conference of Linguists (34-AICL), Dept. of Linguistics, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), November 1-3, 2012, Shillong, Meghalaya, India, Pp. 100-104.

  105. Dash, Niladri Sekhar and Pronomita Basu (2012) Developing Scientific and Technical Terminology Database from Electronic Language Corpora. Language Forum. Vol. 38. No. 1. Pp. 5-21. January-June 2012.

  106. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2012) From KCIE to LDC-IL: Some Milestones in NLP Journey in Indian Multilingual Panorama. Indian Linguistics. Vol. 73. No. 1-4. Pp. 129-146. 2012.

  107. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2013) Linguistic Divergences in English to Bengali Translation. International Journal of English Linguistics. Vol. 3. No. 1. Pp. 31-40, January 2013. [Canadian Centre for Science and Education)

  108. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2013) English Language Corpora as a Secondary ELT Resource for Indian Learners. Sino-US English Teaching. Vol. 10. No. 1. Pp. 10-22, January 2013.

  109. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2013) Part-of-Speech (POS) Tagging in Bengali Written Text Corpus. Journal of Linguistics and Technology. Vol. 1. No. 1. Pp. 53-96.

  110. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2013) Bangla Bhasay Pranibachak Shabda Byabaharer Samaj Manstattvik Ruparekha. Alochana Chakra. Vol 34. No. 1. Pp. 169-199.

  111. Dash, Niladri Sekhar and Mazhar Hussain (2013) Designing a Generic Scheme for Etymological Annotation (EA): A New Type of Language Corpora Annotation. Proceedings of the ALR-11 of the 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, Nagoya Congress Centre, Nagoya, Japan, 14-18th October 2013, pp., 64-71.

  112. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2013) Development of ELT Resources from English Language Corpora: Some New Methods. . In: Arvind M. Nawale and Prashant Mothe (Ed.) (2013) Emerging Issues in English Language Teaching (ELT). New Delhi: GNOSIS. Pp. 176-198.

  113. Dash, Niladri Sekhar and Atul Aman (2013) An Attempt towards Documentation and Preservation of Khortha. In: Proceedings of the Second Seminar on Endangered and Lesser Known Languages (ELKL-II), 23-24th October 2013, Dept. of Linguistics, Lucknow, India. Pp. 3-10.

  114. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2013) Developing a Digital Pronunciation Dictionary in Bengali for Computer-Assisted Language Teaching, E-Learning, and Language Technology. In: Proceedings of the 35th Annual and 1st International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India (ICOLSI-1), Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India, 27-29 November, 2013. Pp. 78-81.

  115. Dash, Niladri Shekhar (2014) Consonant Graphic Variants in Bengali: Their Patterns of Usage and Their Nature of Pronunciation within Words. In: Souvenir of the 11th International Conference of South Asian Languages and Literatures (ICOSAL 11), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India, 23-25 January 2014, pp. 26.

  116. Dash, Niladri Shekhar and Atul Aman (2014) A Phonological Overview of Khortha A Language Spoken in Jharkhand. In: Souvenir of the 11th International Conference of South Asian Languages and Literatures (ICOSAL 11), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India, 23-25 January 2014, pp. 17.

  117. Dash, Niladri Sekhar and Vandana Mishra (2014) Using Electronic Text Data in Constructing a Digital Hindi Newspaper Corpus: Perspectives and Challenges. In: Souvenir of the 11th International Conference of South Asian Languages and Literatures (ICOSAL 11), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India, 23-25 January 2014, Pp. 89.

  118. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2014) Investigating into the Patterns of Usage and Nature of Pronunciation of Some Consonant Grapheme Clusters in Bengali. In: Souvenir of the 30th South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA 30), Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 6-8 February 2014, Pp. 88.

  119. Dash, Niladri Sekhar and Vandana Mishra (2014) A Quantitative Analysis of Lexical Distribution in a Sample Digital Hindi Corpus of Newspaper Texts. In: Souvenir of the 30th South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA 30), Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 6-8 February 2014, pp. 152.

  120. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2014) Language Attitude of Khortha Speakers in Giridih: A Survey Report. Presented in the National Conference on Inter-disciplinary Researches in Social Sciences in Eastern India with special reference to Jharkhand (NCIRSSEI-2014), Sociological Research Units, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and Giridih, Jharkhand, 27-28th February 2014. Pp. 1-12.

  121. Dash, Niladri Sekhar, Bishwa Ranjan Das and Srikanta Patnaik (2014) Development of Odia Language Corpus from Modern Newspaper Texts: Some Problems and Issues. Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Communication, and Devices (ICCD 2014), Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA), 18-10 April 2014, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, Pp. 88-94.

  122. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2014) Investigating into the Patterns of Usage and Nature of Pronunciation of Some Consonant Grapheme Clusters in Bengali.Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies (AJHSS). Vol. 2. No. 2. Pp. 330-340, April 2014. [ISSN: 2321 2799]

Papers Presented in Seminars/Workshops


  1. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (1993) Developing a written text corpus in Bengali and its utilities. Presented in the National Seminar on Corpus Generation in Indian languages, at Depratment of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, 4th-6th August, 1993.

  2. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (1994) Bengali corpus generation and text processing. Presented in the International Workshop of Advanced Natural Language Processing (IWANLP-94) at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, India, 4th July - 21st August 1994.

  3. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (1997) Morphological processing of Bengali words for Natural Language Processing. Presented in Suniti Kumar Chattopadhyay's 107th Birth Centenary National Seminar on Language and Linguistics at Department of Linguistics, University of Calcutta , Kolkata, 7th January, 1997.

  4. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (1999) Automatic processing of Bengali pronominal forms by computer. Presented in the Second International Conference on South Asian Languages (ICOSAL-II) at Department of Punjabi Linguistics and Lexicography, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, 9th - 11th January, 1999.

  5. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2001) Why do we need to develop corpora in Indian languages?. Presented in the International Working Conference on Sharing Capability in Localisation and Human Language Technologies (SCALLA-2001) organized by ASI@ITC of European Commission at the National Centre of Software Technology, Bangalore, 21st - 23rd November, 2001.

  6. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2002) Understanding spelling variations in Bengali: a corpus-based study. Presented in the 24th All India Conference of Linguists at Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, 28th - 30th January, 2002.

  7. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2002) Understanding lexical polysemy in Bengali. Presented in the 24th All India Conference of Linguists at Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, 28th - 30th January, 2002.

  8. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Language Corpora: Present Indian Needs presnted in the International Conference on Sharing Capability in Localisation and Human Language Technologies, Kathmandu, Nepal, 9th - 11th January, 2004.

  9. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Corpus-based approach to machine translation. Presented in the International Seminar on Cross Language Communication Tools (Machine Translation) for Indian Languages, at Linguistics Studies Unit, Department of Tamil Language, University of Madras, Chennai, 25th - 27th February, 2004.

  10. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Lexical semantics for language technology. Presented in the International Seminar on Cross Language Communication Tools (Machine Translation) for Indian Languages at Linguistics Studies Unit, Department of Tamil Language, University of Madras, Chennai, 25th - 27th February, 2004.

  11. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Corpus-based machine translation: a robust approach. Presented in the 6th International Conference of South Asian Languages (ICOSAL-6) at Department of Linguistics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 6th - 8th January, 2005.

  12. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Relevance of monther tongue corpora in first language teaching in India. Presented in 27th All India Conference of Linguists (AICL-27) at Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, Central University, Hyderabad, 6th - 8th December, 2005.

  13. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2007) Generating electronic lexical resources from text corpora in Bengali. Presented in the National Seminar on Creation of Lexical Resources for Indian Languages (LRIL-2007) at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune, 26th - 28th March, 2007.

  14. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2007) Generation of tools and techniques for text annotation for Bengali. Presented in the Intel India Regional Academic Forum (IIRAF-2007) at West Bengal University of Technology, Salt Lake, Kolkata, 24th - 25th August, 2007.

  15. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2008) Naturalization of English words into modern Bengali: a corpus-based empirical study. Presented in the 30th All India Conference of Linguists at Deccan College, Pune, 26th - 28th November, 2008.

  16. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2008) Indirect utilization of English corpora in teaching English to Bengali learners. Presented in the 30th All India Conference of Linguists at Deccan College, Pune, 26th - 28th November, 2008.

  17. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2008) Direct utilization of English corpora in teaching English to Bengali learners. Presented in the 30th All India Conference of Linguists at Deccan College, Pune, 26th - 28th November, 2008.

  18. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2009) Indian Language Corpora: A Short Survey. Presented (in absentia) in the 1st Indian Languages Corpora Initiative Workshop at Department of Computer Science and Technoloy, Goa University, Goa, India, 25th - 26th March, 2009.

  19. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2009) Generation of translation corpora in Indic languages. Presented in the 2nd Workshop of the Consortia Project on Indian Languages Corpora Initiative (ILCI) at Department of Dravidian and Computational Linguistics, Dravidian University, Kuppam, 28th - 29th August, 2009.

  20. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) Language in adult jokes: linguistics and beyond. Presented (in absentia) in the National Seminar on World Within Words: Socio-Cultural Correlates Across Indian Languages, at Centre for Comparative Study of Indian Languages and Cultures, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 5th - 6th February, 2010.

  21. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) Utilization of language corpora in compilation of digital dictionaries for Indian languages. Presented in the International Seminar on Tamil Computing at Linguistic Studies Unit, Department of Tamil Language, University of Madras, Chennai, 24th - 26th February, 2010.

  22. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) Translation corpora and machine aided translation. Presented in the National Seminar on Translating Knowledge: Nuances and Observations at Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 10th March, 2010. The seminar was a part of the Workshop on Knowledge Text Translation jointly organized by Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University Kolkata and National Translation Mission, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India 1st - 10th March, 2010.

  23. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) Strategies for translating Hindi tourism and medical texts in Bengali. Presented in the 3rd Indian Languages Corpora Initiative Workshop (ILCI) at International Institute of Information Technology and Management Thiruvananthapuram, 9th April 2010.

  24. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) ILCI Hindi-Bengali corpus generation and POS tagging. Presented in the 4th Workshop on Indian Languages Corpora Initiative (ILCI) at Department of Gujarati, Gujarati University Ahmedabad, 28th - 30th September, 2010.

  25. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) Indradhanush: IndoWordNet and Bengali. Presented in the 1st Indradhanush WordNet Workshop at Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, DD University, Nadiad, Gujarat, 1st - 3rd October, 2010.

  26. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) Spatial and Temporal Expressions in Bengali. Presented in the National Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Expressions in Natural Languages at Department of Linguistics, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Meghalaya, India, 14th - 15th October 2010. Pp. 1-32.

  27. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2010) Polysemy and Homonymy : A Conceptual Labyrinth. Presented in Workshop on IndoWordNet-2010, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 8th December 2010.

  28. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Language Specific Synset: in Search of Unique Concepts in the Fabric of Cross-cultural Fusion. Presented in 2nd Indradhanush WordNet Workshop, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Goa University, Goa , 8-10 August 2011.

  29. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Problems and Challenges in Preparation of Bengali Synset for Indradhanush WordNet. Presented in 2nd Indradhanush WordNet Workshop, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Goa University, Goa, 8-10 August 2011.

  30. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Animal Names Used in Addressing People in Bengali: A Sociolinguistic Exploration. Presented in 33rd All India Conference of Linguists (33rd AICL), Department of English and Culture Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1-3 October 2011.

  31. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) A Semasiological Investigation into the Nature of Figurative Usage of Animal Names in Bengali. Presented in National Seminar on Linguistic and Language Development in Jammu and Kashmir with special reference to Tribal Languages of the State, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, 14-16 November 2011.

  32. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Principles and Rules for POS Tagging of the Bengali Text Corpus. Presented in National Seminar On POS Annotation for Indian Languages: Issues & Perspectives (POSANIl-2011), LDC-IL, CIIL, Mysore, 12-13th December 2011.

  33. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Compound Nouns and Adjectives in Bengali: Some Empirical Observations. Presented in MultiWord Expression Workshop, AUKBC, Anna University, Chennai, 15-16 December 2011.

  34. Dash, Niladri Sekhar, Payel Dutta Chowdhury, and Abhisek Sarkar (2011) Digital Pronunciation Dictionary for Bengali: A Tool of the Time. Presented in 9th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2011), Anna University, Chennai, India, 16-19th December 2011.

  35. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Extratextual (Documentative) Annotation in Written Text Corpora. Presented in 9th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2011), Anna University, Chennai, India, 16th - 19th December 2011.

  36. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2012) Linguistic Issues Relating to Bengali WordNet. Presented in 4th Indradhanush Workshop), Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, Mumbai, 1 - 2nd January 2012.

  37. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2012) Understanding the Nature and Role of Hyphen in Bengali Text Corpus to deal with the Problems of Normalization and POS Tagging of Hyphenated Bengali Words. Presented in the 6th National ILCI Workshop, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, Mumbai, 3-4th January 2012.

  38. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2012) Principles of Part-Of-Speech (POS) Tagging in Bengali Language Corpus. Presented in the 2nd National Conference on Emerging Trends in Educational Informatics (ETEI-2011), National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research, Kolkata, February 16 - 17, 2012.

  39. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2012) Language Technology: Breaking the Divide between Language and Computation. Presented in the National Conference on Recent Trends in Mathematical Computational Sciences at the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati, Assam, India, 28-30th November 2012.

  40. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2013) Developing a Digital Pronunciation Dictionary in Bengali for Computer-Assisted Language Teaching, E-Learning, and Language Technology. Presented in the 35th Annual and 1st International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India (ICOLSI-1), Pp. 78-81. Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India, 27-29 November, 2013.

  41. Dash, Niladri Shekhar (2014) Consonant Graphic Variants in Bengali: Their Patterns of Usage and Their Nature of Pronunciation within Words. Presented in the 11th International Conference of South Asian Languages and Literatures (ICOSAL 11), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India, 23-25 January 2014, Pp. 26.

  42. Dash, Niladri Shekhar and Atul Aman (2014) A Phonological Overview of Khortha A Language Spoken in Jharkhand. Presented in the 11th International Conference of South Asian Languages and Literatures (ICOSAL 11), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India, 23-25 January 2014, Pp. 17.

  43. Dash, Niladri Sekhar an Vandana Mishra(2014) Using Electronic Text Data in Constructing a Digital Hindi Newspaper Corpus: Perspectives and Challenges. Presented in the 11th International Conference of South Asian Languages and Literatures (ICOSAL 11), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India, 23-25 January 2014, Pp. 89.

  44. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2014) Investigating into the Patterns of Usage and Nature of Pronunciation of Some Consonant Grapheme Clusters in Bengali. Presented in the 30th South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA 30), Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 6-8 February 2014, Pp. 88.

  45. Dash, Niladri Sekhar and Vandana Mishra (2014) A Quantitative Analysis of Lexical Distribution in a Sample Digital Hindi Corpus of Newspaper Texts. Presented in the 30th South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA 30), Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 6-8 February 2014, Pp.152.

  46. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2014) Language Attitude of Khortha Speakers in Giridih: A Survey Report. Presented in the National Conference on Inter-disciplinary Researches in Social Sciences in Eastern India with special reference to Jharkhand (NCIRSSEI-2014), Sociological Research Units, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and Giridih, Jharkhand, 27-28th February 2014. Pp. 1-12.

Technical Reports


  1. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (1998) Capturing Utterance Peculiarities of Bangla Words in Computer.. CVPR Unit Technical Report : TR/ISI/CVPR/04/1998. Pp. 1-32.

  2. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Language Attitude Survey carried out in three villages in the District of Giridih, Jharkhand among the school teachers regarding their attitudes towards their mother tongues and languages they use in their life. The survey was conducted from 21st - 26th March 2011 with seven MA Linguistics Scholars. Report is submitted to the Director of ISI on 4th April 2011 Techincal Report: TR/LRU/2011/01, pp. 1-28.

  3. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2012) Linguistic Field Survey at Giridih, Jharkhand carried out in several villages of Giridih, Bokaro, and Ranchi in the state of Jharkhand among the native Khortha speakers for the purpose of elicitation of samples of spoken data in the form of lexical list, sentence list, and free discourse text along with some recordings of local songs, lullabies, riddles, death songs, birth songs, marriage songs and other socio-cultural events and narrations thereof. The surveys were conducted between April 2012 to March 2013 by me as Principal Investigator along with a team of 8 linguists and Mr. Atul Aman as Project Linked Person. Technical Report: TR/LRU/2013/01.

  4. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2012) Linguistic Field Survey on Baleswari Dialect carried out at Panchalingeswar and its neighbouring villages in the district of Balasore, Odisha, India among the native Baleswari dialect speakers for the purpose of elicitation of samples of spoken texts in the form of lexical list, sentence list, and free discourse text along with video recordings of socio-cultural habits, norms, rituals, customs and practices through on-site direct face-to-face interviews and interactions with native informants. The goals were to (a) collect linguistic and cultural data of the dialect to carry out an investigation on the impact of the Bengali language and culture on the dialect; (b) collect images of culture specific items and objects for the purpose of generating an image-based lexical database for Culture Specific Synsets (CSS) of the Bengali WordNet; and (c) develop a digital archive of the dialect with all its linguistic features, properties and uniqueness. The survey was conducted during 24th - 28th December 2012 by me as the Principal Investigator with a team of 6 linguists and 1 technician who worked under me in this project of digital language data collection and storage. Technical Report: TR/LRU/2012/02.

  5. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2014) Linguistic Field Survey at Majhladih, Giridih, Jharkhand carried out at a village called Majhladih in the district of Giridih in the state of Jharkhand among the native Khortha speakers for the purpose of elicitation of samples of spoken data in the form of lexical list, sentence list, and free discourse text along with some recordings of local songs, lullabies, riddles, death songs, birth songs, marriage songs and other socio-cultural events and narrations thereof. The surveys were conducted between during 24-26th February 2014 by me as Principal Investigator and Mr. Atul Aman as Research Scholar. Technical Report [TR/LRU/2014/01].

Book Review Papers


  1. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (1999) Review of D. Biber, S. Conrad, and R. Reppen (1998) Corpus Linguistics: Investigating Language Structure and Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Linguist List. Vol-10-1923. Mon. Jun. 1999. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 10.1923.

  2. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2002) Review of S.P. Botley, A.M. McEnery, and A. Wilson (Eds.) (2000) Multilingual Corpora in Teaching and Research. Rodopi: Amsterdam-Atlanta, GA. Linguist List. Vol-11-2537. Sat Nov 25 2000. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 11.2537.

  3. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2001) Review of Yael Ravin and Claudia Leacock (Eds.) (2000) Polysemy: Theoretical and Computational Approaches. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Linguist List. Vol-12-1111. Mon. Apr. 23 2001. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 12.1111.

  4. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2001) Review of P. Bouillon and F. Busa (Eds.) (2001) The Language of Word Meaning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Linguist List. Vol-12-1573. Fri. Jun. 15 2001. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 12.1573.

  5. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2001) Review of Keith Allan (2001) Natural Language Semantics. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. Linguist List. Vol-12-1709. Mon. Jul 2 2001. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 12.1709.

  6. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2001) Review of Sidney I. Landau (2001) Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography (2nd Edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Linguist List. Vol-12-2156. Tue Sep 4 2001. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 12.2156.

  7. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2001) Review of Nirit Kadmon (2001) Formal Pragmatics. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. Linguist List Vol-12-2319. Thu 20 Sep 2001. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 12.2319.

  8. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2001) Review of H. Cuyckens and B. Zawada (Eds.) (2001) Polysemy in Cognitive Linguistics: Selected Papers from the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Amsterdam, 1997. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Linguist List. Vol-12-2745. Fri Nov 2 2001. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 12.2745.

  9. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2002) Review of Edda Weigand and M. Dascal (Eds.) (2001) Negotiation and Power in Dialogic Interaction. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Linguist List. Vol-13-41. Wed, 9 Jan 2002. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 13.41.

  10. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2002) Review of Margaret Selting and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen (Eds.) (2001) Studies in Interactional Linguistics. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Linguist List. Vol-13-1645. Tue Jun 11 2002. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 13.1645.

  11. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2003) Review of L. Litosseliti and J. Sunderland (Eds.) (2002) Gender Identity and Discourse Analysis. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Linguist List. Vol-14-80. Fri Jan 10 2003. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 14.80.

  12. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2003) Review of Anna-Brita Stenstrom, G. Andersen, and I. K. Hasund (2002) Trends in Teenage Talk: Corpus Compilation, Analysis and Findings. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Linguist List.Vol-14-1736. Thu Jun 19 2003. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 14.1736.

  13. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2003) Review of Balaichand Haldar (2003) Diamond Harbour Anchaler Bangla Upabhasa, Kolkata: Pustak Bipani. Bangla Boi. 60: 8-9. December 2003. Kolkata: Pashchim Banga Bangla Akademi.

  14. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Review of J. E. D. Vera (Eds.) (2002) A Changing World of Words: Studies in English Historical Lexicography, Lexicology and Semantics. Amsterdam: Rodopi. Linguist List. Vol-15-605. Sun Feb 15 2004. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 15.605.

  15. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Review of Philip Humble (2001) Dictionaries and Language Learners. Haag und Herchen. Linguist List. Vol-15-1011. Fri Mar 26 2004. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 15.1011.

  16. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Review of E. Eckardt, K. V. Heusinger, and C. Schwarze (Eds.) (2003) Words in Time: Diachronic Semantics from Different Points of View. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Linguist List. Vol-15-2770. Mon Oct 04 2004. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 15.2770.

  17. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Review of Julie Coleman and Christian J. Kay (Eds.) (2002) Lexicology, Semantics and Lexicography. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Language. 80(2): 341-342, 2004.

  18. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) Review of M. Ghadessy, A. Henry and R. L. Roseberry (Eds.) (2001) Small Corpus Studies and ELT: Theory and Practice. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Language. 80(2): 346, 2004.

  19. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Review of R.R.K. Hartmann (Ed.) (2003) Lexicography: Critical Concepts. Volume I. London/New York: Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group). Linguist List. Vol-16-2154. Wed Jul 13 2005. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 16.2154.

  20. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Review of R.R.K. Hartmann (Ed.) (2003) Lexicography: Critical Concepts. Volume II. London/New York: Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group). Linguist List Vol-16-2155. Wed Jul 13 2005. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 16.2155.

  21. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Review of R.R.K. Hartmann (Ed.) (2003) Lexicography: Critical Concepts. Volume III. London/New York: Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group). Linguist List Vol-16-2156. Wed Jul 13 2005. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 16.2156.

  22. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Review of Paroo Nihalni, R. K. Tongue, Priya Hosali, and Jonathan Crowther (eds.) (2004) Indian and British English: A Handbook of Usage and Pronunciation. (2nd Edition). New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Language.

  23. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Review of M.A.K. Halliday, Wolfgang Teubert, Colin Yallop, and Anna Chermakova (2004) Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics: An Introduction. London: Continuum. Language.

  24. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Review of Harry Bunt, John Carroll and Giorgio Satta (Eds.) (2004) New Developments in Parsing Technology. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Language.

  25. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Review of Pavol Stekauer (2005) Meaning Predictability in Word Formation: Novel Context-free Naming Units. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Linguist List: Vol-16-3402. Mon Nov 28 2005. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 16.3402.

  26. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2004) "Shabder utsa: Review of Sukumar Sen (2003) Butpatti Siddhartha Bangla Kosh. Kolkata: Pashchim Banga Bangla Akademi. Bangla Boi. 66: 1-3: June 2004.

  27. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) Review of Biplab Dasgupta (2004) Bangali Jati O Bangla Bhasa: Prak-oupanibeshik Parva. Kolkata: Dey's Publishing. Bangla Boi. Paschim Banga Bangla Akademi, Kolkata. Pp. 6-8. September 2005.

  28. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2005) "Lajiker bhasa bhasar lajik": Review of Ramaprasad Das (2004) Kathay Kathay Lajik. Bangla Boi. Pashchim Banga Bangla Akademi, Kolkata. Pp. 7-8, December 2005.

  29. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2006) Review of Ashoke Kumar De (1995) Aitihashik Shabdarthatattva: Ekti Mulyayan. Kolkata: Tridip Prakashani. Vinirman. Januray 2006. 3(4): 65-70.

  30. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2006) "Bhasar adhikarer prashne": Review of Nitish Biswas (2004) Bangla Bhasa O Bharater Sanbidhan. Kolkata: Aikatan. Bangla Boi. Pashchim Banga Bangla Akademi, Kolkata. Pp. 15-16. January-February, 2006.

  31. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2006) "Sanskrit Byakaraner Rahasya Sandhane": Review of Karunasindhu Das (2005) Sanskrit Byakaran O Bhasa Prasanga. Kolkata: Sadesh. Bangla Boi. July 2006. Pp. 4-5. Pashchim Bangla Bangla Akademi, Kolkata.

  32. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2008) Review of Mohit Chakrabarti Rabindranath Tagore: Songs of Prayer, 2006, New Age Books, New Delhi. ISBN: 81-7822-283-3.South Asian Language Review, Vol. 18. No. 1. Pp. 109-110.

  33. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2009) Review of Shishir Bhattacharja, Word Formation in Bengali: A Whole Word Morphological Description and its Theoretical Implications, Muenchen: Lincom Europa, 2007, ixx+ 454, ISBN: 9783895863561. In: Rajendra Singh (Ed.) Annual Review of South Asian Language and Linguistics, 2009. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Pp. 199-206.

  34. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) "Gerila Akroshe Bhayer Bhasa: Subimal Bhasantaran". To Appear in Alochona Chakra.

  35. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Review of Cynthia Gordon (2009) Making Meanings, Creating Family: Intertextuality and Framing in Family Interaction. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2009. [Pp. XII + 233. ISBN 978-0-19-537383-7 (pbk)], accepted for publication in Language.

  36. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Review of Sandro Nielsen and Sven Tarp (2009) (Eds.) Lexicography in the 21st Century: In Honour of Henning Bergenholtz. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2009. [Pp. XII + 342. ISBN 978 90 272 2336 4 (HB)], accepted for publication in Language.

  37. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Review of Sigurd D'hondt, Jan-Ola Ostman, and Jef Verschueren (2009) (Eds.) The Pragmatics of Interaction. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2009. [Pp. XIII + 262. ISBN 978 90 272 0781 4 (PB)], accepted for publication in Language.

  38. Dash, Niladri Sekhar (2011) Review of Frank Brisard, Jan-Ola Ostman, and Jef Verschueren (2009) (Eds.) Grammar, Meaning and Pragmatics. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2009. [Pp. XIII + 308. ISBN 978 90 272 0782 1 (PB)], accepted for publication in Language.

Ph.D. Scholars under my Supervision


  1. 2012-2017: Ms. Payel Dutta Chowdhury , Dept. of Linguistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata in the area Hindi-to-Bengali Machine Translation and Natural Language Generation.

  2. 2012-2017: Ms. Vandana, Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata in the area Development of Hindi Newspaper Corpus and its Multidimensional Application in General Linguistics and Language Technology.

  3. 2013-2018: Atul Aman, Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, in the area Generation and Analysis of Khortha Spoken Text Corpus for Development of Khortha Phonetic Reader.

  4. 2013-2018: Rajat Pandit, Dept. of Computer Science, Barasat State University, West Bengal in the area of WordNet based WSD for Bengali.

Summer Interns under my Supervision


  1. 2001: Three MCA Students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata in the area of Natural Language Processing and Language Technology (e.g., parsing, POS tagging, morphological processing, concordance, lemmatisation, etc.).

  2. 2008: Rajasi Chakrabarti - a MA student of Dept of Shabdabodha System and Language Technology, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati, AP. She worked under me from May to September 2008 in the area History of Machine Translation.

  3. 2010: Arjun Ray a B. Tech student of Bengal College of Engineering and Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal. He worked under me from May to September 2010 in Machine Translation from English to Bengali.

  4. 2010: Sabyasachi Bhattacharya a B. Tech student of Bengal College of Engineering and Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal. He worked under me from May to September 2010 in Machine Translation from English to Bengali.

  5. 2010: Moinuddin Haque a B. Tech student of Bengal College of Engineering and Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal. He worked under me from May to September 2010 in Machine Translation from English to Bengali.

  6. 2011: Supratik Chattopadhyay a B. Tech student of Bengal College of Engineering and Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal. He worked under me from May to September 2011 in Conversion of ISCII coded Bengali text into Unicode.

  7. 2011: Sreyasi Nag Chowdhury a B. Tech student of Bengal College of Engineering and Technology Durgapur, West Bengal. She worked under me from May to September 2011 in Conversion of ISCII coded Bengali text into Unicode.

  8. 2011: Anirban Saha a B. Tech student of Bengal College of Engineering and Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal. He worked under me from May to September 2011 in Conversion of ISCII coded Bengali text into Unicode.

  9. 2012: Debanjan Bandyopadhyay a B.Sc. (H) student of Economics from Symbiosis School of Economics of Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharastra. He worked under me as for May and June 2012 as Summer Intern in the area Language Planning and Socioeconomic Development of the Backward Speech Communities in West Bengal.

  10. 2012: Inisa Guha a M.Sc. student of Economics of Symbiosis School of Economics of Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharastra. She worked under me in May and June 2012 as a Summer Intern in the area entitled Language Diversity and its Relationship with Economic Development in four districts of West Bengal.

  11. 2012: Kalpendu Das a B. Tech. student of Bengal College of Engineering and Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal. He worked under me from June to September 2012 in the area Bengali Digital Language Corpora Processing for NLP and LT Research works.

  12. 2012: Manomita Das a B. Tech student of Bengal College of Engineering and Technology , Durgapur, West Bengal. She worked under me from June to September 2012 in the area Bengali Digital Language Corpora Processing for NLP and LT Research works.

  13. 2012: Arghya Gangyopadhyay a B. Tech student of Bengal College of Engineering and Technology , Durgapur, West Bengal. He worked under me from June to December 2012 in the area GUI for Bengali Pronunciation Dictionary and Bengali WordNet Homepage.

  14. 2012: Saumya Sundar Ghosh a MA student of Dept. of Linguistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata. He worked under me from July to December 2012 in the area of Digital Database Generation of Bengali Idiomatic Expressions.

  15. 2012: Sayantani Bandyopadhyay a MA student of Dept. of Linguistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkat. She worked under me from July to December 2012 in the area the Use of Colloquial Forms, Dialectal Forms, Slang, Jargon, Cants, and Argots in a General Reference Dictionary.

  16. 2012: Sarmistha Ghosh a MA student of Dept. of Linguistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata. She worked under me from July to December 2012 in the area of Names of Hindi Movies in Last One decade: A Sociolinguistic Investigation.

  17. 2012: Shourik Misra a B. Tech. student of Techno India College of Technology, Rajarhat, Kolkata. He worked under me from August 2012 to January 2013 to develop a tool for syntactic sorting and lexical item retrieval from the Hindi-Bengali Parallel Translation Corpus of the Indian Languages Corpora Initiative project.

  18. 2013: Sayandeep Chattopadhyay a 1st year M.Sc. student of Economics of Symbiosis School of Economics of Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharastra (PRN: 12060242037). He worked under me in May and June 2013 as a Summer Intern in the area relating to correlations between linguistic proficiency and economic development of a speech community based on the data elicited from questionnaire-based field survey.

  19. 2013: Abhirup Gangyopadhyay a 1st year M.Sc. student of Economics of Symbiosis School of Economics of Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharastra e worked under me in May and June 2013 as a Summer Intern in the area relating to correlations between linguistic proficiency and economic development of a speech community based on the data elicited from questionnaire-based field survey.

  20. 2013: Priyanka Dey a 1st year M.Sc. student of Economics of Symbiosis School of Economics of Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharastra (PRN: 12060242028). She worked under me in May and June 2013 as a Summer Intern in the area relating to correlations between linguistic proficiency and economic development of a speech community based on the data elicited from questionnaire-based field survey.

  21. 2013: Amit Chakrabarty a 2nd year MCA student of Usha Martin Academy, Kolkata under the aegis of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. He worked under me from 10th July to 13th September 2013 as Summer Intern for developing and maintaining the web content of the LRU homepage at Linguistic Research Unit, ISI, Kolkata.

  22. 2013: Shovan Mondal a 2nd year MCA student of Usha Martin Academy, Kolkata under the aegis of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. He worked under me from 10th July to 13th September 2013 as Summer Intern for developing and maintaining the Bengali WordNet homepage in (PHP) at Linguistic Research Unit, ISI, Kolkata.

  23. 2013: Purna Ghosh a MA student of Dept. of Linguistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata. She is working under me as Voluntary Project Trainee from 15th July to 31st December 2013 in the area of Digital Lexical Database Generation of Bengali Prefixed Words at Linguistic Research Unit, ISI, Kolkata.

  24. 2013: Rituparna Paul a M.A. student of Dept. of Linguistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India is working under my supervision as a Voluntary Project Trainee from 2nd September 2013 December 2013 in the project Lexical Profile of Bengali Verbs and their Sub-categorization at Linguistic Research Unit, ISI, Kolkata.

  25. 2013: Sayani Mondal a M.A. student of Dept. of Linguistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India is working under my supervision as a Voluntary Project Trainee from September 2013 to 31st December 2013 in the project Normalization of Digital Modern Bengali Prose Text Corpus at Linguistic Research Unit, ISI, Kolkata.

  26. 2013: Koustav Maity a MCA student of the Punjab Technical University, EC-98, Sector I, Salt Lake City, Kolkata- 700 064, India is working under my supervision as a Summer Intern from 21st October 2013 to 20th January 2014 in the area of Statistical Count of Various Types on a Hindi Newspaper Corpus at Linguistic Research Unit, ISI, Kolkata.

  27. 2014: Soumen Ganguly a B. Tech student of Computer Science and Engineering of Netaji Subhas Engineering College (NSEC), Kolkata is working under my supervision as a Summer Intern from 17th February 2014 31st May 2014 in the area of SemanticNet of Human Body-parts in Bengali as a self-sufficient Web-based module for the Benagli WordNet at LRU, ISI, Kolkata.

  28. 2014: Riya Bhadra a M.A. student of Linguistics of Annamalai University, Annamalai, India is working under my supervision as a Voluntary Project Trainee from 1st March 2014 to 31st May 2014 in the project Normalization of Digital Modern Bengali Prose Text Corpus, at Linguistic Research Unit, ISI, Kolkata.

  29. 2014: Ankita Karmakar a M.A. student of Linguistics of Annamalai University, Annamalai, India is working under my supervision as a Voluntary Project Trainee from 1st March 2014 to 31st May 2014 in the project Normalization of Digital Modern Bengali Prose Text Corpus, at Linguistic Research Unit, ISI, Kolkata.

  30. 2014: Ankita Mukherjee a M.A. student of Dept. of Linguistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, worked under me as a Voluntary Project Trainee from 6th March 2014 to 31st May 2014 in the area Lexical profile of Bengali Verbs and their Sub-categorization, at Linguistic Research Unit, ISI, Kolkata.

  31. 2014: Koel Dutta Chowdhury a M.Sc. in Mathematics of Dept. of Mathematics, Burdwan University, West Bengal worked under me as a Summer Intern in the area of Text corpus generation from web-based Hindi newspapers, text corpus conversion, and corpus data file management from 2nd April 2014 at Linguistic Research Unit, ISI, Kolkata.

  32. 2014: Sayantan Bhattacharjee a B. Tech student of the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE/2011/035) of RCC Institute of Information Technology, Canal South Road, Belgharia, Kolkata, West Bengal worked under me as a Summer Intern in the area of developing a POS Tagging tool for The Bengali Text Corpus from 2nd April 2014 at Linguistic Research Unit, ISI, Kolkata.

  33. 2014: Meghdut Sengupta a B. Tech student of the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE/2011/045) of RCC Institute of Information Technology, Canal South Road, Belgharia, Kolkata, West Bengal worked under me as a Summer Intern in the area of developing a POS Tagging tool for The Bengali Text Corpus from 2nd April 2014 at Linguistic Research Unit, ISI, Kolkata.

External Academic Assignments


  1. 1997: Acted as Resource Person in the International CSP Workshop on Approaches to Knowledge Representation (CSP-1998) organised by the Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.

  2. 1998: Acted as Organising Committee Member in International Conference for Computational Linguistics, Speech and Document Processing (ICCLSDP-1998) organized by CVPR Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

  3. 1999: Acted as Organising Committee Member in the International Workshop on Document Analysis, Speech and Natural Language Processing (IWDASNLP-1999) organized by CVPR Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

  4. 1999: Acted as Book Reviewer for Linguist List : a widely acclaimed virtual forum of linguists.

  5. 2001: Acted as Organising Committee Member for International Workshop in Technology Development in Indian Languages (IWTDIL-2001), organized by CVPR Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

  6. 2002: Invited to act as Visiting Scientist in the EMILLE Project on Corpus Development and Processing in South Asian Languages by the Department of Linguistics, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England.

  7. 2002-2006: Acted as Advisory Board Member for Bijayananda Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India.

  8. 2003: Acted as Book Notice Writer for Language : the Journal of the Linguistic Society of America, USA.

  9. 2003: Acted as Paper Reviewer for International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2003), organized by Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India, December 19-21, 2003.

  10. 2003: Acted as Organising Committee Member for International Workshop in Technology Development in Indian Languages (IWTDIL-2003), organized by CVPR Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

  11. 2004: Acted as Assistant Editor for Bhasa : a peer-reviewed Journal of Linguistics published in Bengali.

  12. 2004: Acted as Examiner for MA in Bengali Language and Linguistics for the Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata, India.

  13. 2005: Acted as External Expert for the Department of Bengali, North Bengal University, West Bengal, India to set up a language laboratory for execution of UGC-sponsored projects related to dialect database development for minority languages research and application.

  14. 2005: Acted as Resource Person for the National Workshop on the Use of Computers in Lexicography at the Department of Punjabi Lexicography, Punjabi University, Patiala, India, 26th-30th September, 2005.

  15. 2005: Acted as Examiner for MA in Bengali Language and Linguistics for the Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata, India.

  16. 2005-2015: Acting as Advisory Board Member for Computer Jagat : a journal for computer technology published by the students and faculties of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

  17. 2005: Acted as Organising Committee Member for the International Workshop on Document Analysis (IWDA-2005), organized by CVPR Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

  18. 2006: Acted as Examiner for MA in Bengali Language and Linguistics for the Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata, India.

  19. 2006: Acted as Technical Committee Member for the National Symposium on Modelling and Shallow Parsing of Indian Languages (MSPIL-2006) for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, India, 2nd-4th April, 2006.

  20. 2006: Acted as Technical Committee Member for the National Conference on Recent Trends in Information Systems (ReTIS-2006) for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 14th-17th July 2006.

  21. 2006: Acted as External Expert for the Department of Bengali, North Bengal University, Darjeeling, West Bengal to assess research activities of the Department to design courses of future research, 21st-23rd March, 2006.

  22. 2007-2011: Acting as Editorial Board Member for Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics : a peer-reviewed international journal of linguistics.

  23. 2007-2011: Acting as Editorial Board Member for Language Forum : a peer-reviewed international journal of linguistics.

  24. 2007: Acted as Linguistics Expert in the project Linguistic Terminology Generation in Indian Languages for the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology, Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, held at the Department of Linguistics, University of Delhi, India, 22nd - 26th May, 2007.

  25. 2007-2010: Acted as Researcher-cum-Script Writer in a documentary film Bangla and its Neighbouring Languages: Mutual influences III - Oriya made by Mr. Manash Bhowmick and funded by the Central Institute Indian Languages, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, Mysore.

  26. 2007-2010: Acted as Researcher-cum-Script Writer in a documentary film Onomatopoeic Words in Bengali made by Mr. Debabrata Biswas and funded by the Central Institute Indian Languages, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, Mysore.

  27. 2007: Acted as Manuscript Editor for a Bengali-English Dictionary compiled by Dr. Hanne-Ruth Thompson, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University College London, UK, and published by Hippocrene Books Inc., USA.

  28. 2007: Acted as Member of Interactive Consultancy Meet for the project Developing Training Modules on Testing and Evaluation for the National Testing Service India, Central Institute of Indian Languaages, Mysore, held at Centre for Linguistics, School of Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 30th-31st August, 2007.

  29. 2008: Acted as Convenor in the International Workshop of Cognitive Linguistics (IWCL-08), organised by Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India, 18th January, 2008.

  30. 2008: Acted as Paper Reviewerfor South Asian Language Review : a peer-reviewed international journal of linguistics.

  31. 2008: Acted as Paper Reviewer for the 6th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2008) held at C-DAC, Pune, India, 20-22 December, 2008.

  32. 2008: Acted as Paper Reviewer for Annual Review of South Asian Language and Linguistics published from Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, Germany.

  33. 2008: Acted as Linguistics Expert in an academic programme Language Literature and Linguistics: Ancient and Modern in the Interactive Radio Counselling Programme: GYAN-VANI(105.4 MHz F. M. Radio Channel: 4:10PM-5:10PM on 28th December 2008) conducted by the School of Science, Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata, India.

  34. 2008: Acted as Expert Speaker in a programme The Future of the Bengali Language on the ocassion of Baishakhi Mela, conducted by Jatindas Nagar Cultural Committee, Belgharia, Kolkata, 14th May, 2008.

  35. 2009: Acted as Expert Advisor for the programme On Ecology of Mathematical Learning organized by Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, Belur Math, Howrah, India, on 26th September 2009. The programme was a part of the Project On Ecological Aspects of Mathematical Learning, funded by University Grant Commission, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.

  36. 2009: Acted as Manuscript Editor for a Comprehensive Bengali Grammar written by Dr. Hanne-Ruth Thompson of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University College London, United Kingdom; and published by Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group), London.

  37. 2009: Acted as Guest Editor for a Special Issue on Corpus Linguistics (Vol. 35, No. 2, July-Dec 2009) of Language Forum : a peer-reviewed international journal of language and linguistics.

  38. 2010: Acted as Expert in the National Workshop Knowledge Text Translation jointly organized by National Translation Mission, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, and the Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 1st-10th Match 2010.

  39. 2010-2011: Acting as Supervisor for the project Mother Tongue Survey of India (MTSI) undertaken by Office of the Registrar General, Language Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.

  40. 2010-2011: Acting as Co-ordinator in activities of data collection in India, Pakistan and other countries of the region for the project undertaken by Prof. Pavol Stekauer of Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, P.J. Safarik University in Kosice, Moyzesova 50, 04001; Kosice, Slovakia. The goal of the project is to develop electronic database of word-formation parameters for about 200 languages across the world to enable all morphologists to undertake cross-linguistic typological research.

  41. 2010: Acted as Examiner for 5-Years integrated MA course in Sanskrit of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Belur Math, Howrah, India.

  42. 2010: Acted as Expert for the Bengali language in Workshop on Corpus Normalization for the Linguistic Data Consortium for the Indian Languages (LDCIL), held at the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India, 23th August - 3rd Spetember, 2010.

  43. 2010: Acted as Expert Evaluator in Orientation Workshop on Translation at the Department of Linguistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata; and conducted by National Translation Mission, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, 23rd September - 25th September, 2010.

  44. 2011-2015: Acting as Review Board Member for GLOSSA : a bilingual interdisciplinary journal published from the Language Research Center, School of Social and Human Sciences, Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

  45. 2011: Acted as Evaluating Committee Member on behalf of Central Institute of Indian Language, Govt. of India for evaluating a project on Bangla Tree-Bank undertaken by Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, India, 14th and 25th February, 2011.

  46. 2011: Acted as Paper Reviewer for Himalayan Linguistics : a journal published from the Department of Linguistics, University of California Santa Barbara, USA.

  47. 2011: Acted as Advisory Committee Member for Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference to be held at the University of Auckland, New Zeeland, in February 15-19th, 2012.

  48. 2011: Acted as Core Committee Memberin the pan-Indian meeting for developing Dependency Grammar Based TreeBank for Indian languages held at International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, India on 26th April 2011.

  49. 2011-2016: Acting as Editor-in Chief for Journal of Advanced Linguistic Studies (JALS) : an international peer-reviewed journal of linguistics.

  50. 2011: Acted as Examiner for 3-Years integrate MA course in Sanskrit of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Belur Math, Howrah, India, 24th June, 2011.

  51. 2011: Acted as Paper Reviewer for the 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2011), Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 8-13 November 2011.

  52. 2011: Acted as Paper Reviewer for the 9th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON- 2011), AUKBC, Anna University, Chennai, India, 16-19 December 2011.

  53. 2011: Acted as Language Expert in the Workshop for Preparation of Bangla Glossary for Knowledge in Text in Bangla, National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, 19-30 September 2011.

  54. 2011: Acted as Programme Committee Member for the 5th Language and Technology Conference (LTC-2011): Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics , 25-27 November 2011, Poznan, Poland.

  55. 2012: Acted as Program Committee Member for the Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation (WILDRE), Lutfi Kirdar, Istambul Exhibition and Congress Centre, Istambul, Turkey, 21-27 May 2012.

  56. 2012: Participated in the UNL (Universal Networking Language) Workshop (Indian Chapter) held at the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology , Mumbai (11-16 June 2012) conducted by UNDL Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland.

  57. 2012:Acted as External Examiner for 3-Years integrated MA course in Sanskrit of the Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Belur Math, Howrah, India, 30th July, 2012.

  58. 2012:Acted as Paper Reviewer for 34th All Indian Conference of Linguists(34-AICl), at the North Eastern Hill University(NEHU), Shillong, India, 1-3 November 2012

  59. Acted as Expert to deliver a talk on "Language Technology: Breaking the Divide between Language and Computation" in the National Conference on Recent Trends in Mathematical Computational Sciences at the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology(IASST) ,Guwahati, Assam, India 28-30th November 2012.

  60. 2012: Attended the PI/Co-PI meeting of the Indradhanush Wordnet at the Dept. of Computer and Engineering,Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbai, 15-16 December, 2012.

  61. 2013: Acted as a Member Participent in the Workshop-cum-training programme of the Indian Languages Corpora Initiative (ILCI) [Phase II] at the Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, During 11-12 January, 2013.

  62. 2013: Acted as Program Committee Member for the 11th Workshop on Asian Language Resource a part of the 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP2013) organized by the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing , to be held in Nagoya, Japan during the period October 14-19, 2013.

  63. 2013: Attended the PI/Co-PI meeting and PRSG of Indradhanush WordNet at the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbai, 15-16 December, 2012.

  64. 2013: Attended the 3rd PRSG Meeting of the Indradhanush WordNet at the Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, 29-30th April 2013.

  65. 2013: Act as Editorial Board Member of Journal of ELT and Applied Linguistics (JELTAL) (a double-blind peer-reviewed online international journal) published from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia. website http://www.jeltal.com/editorial_board

  66. 2013: Acted as Co-ordinator to organise 5-day Translators Orientation Programme in Bangla for the National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 1st - 5th July 2013.

  67. 2013: Attended the 4th ILCI-2 Workshop and presented the progress report of the Bengali group at the Dept. of Linguistics, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur during 22-25th August 2013.

  68. 2013: Acted as a Paper Reviewer for the 35th Annual and 1st International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India (ICOLSI-1), at Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India, 27-29 November, 2013.

  69. 27.11.2013: Acted as Session Chair (2D: 2:30-3:30) at 35th Annual and 1st International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India (ICOLSI-1), 27-29 November, 2013, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India.

  70. December 2013: Acted as Researcher-cum-Content Developer for a documentary film entitled Standardisation of a Variety and the Politics of StandardizationBangla directed by Soumyajit Gupta, and funded by Central Institute of Indian Languages, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Mysore, Govt. of India.

  71. January 2014: Acted as Researcher-cum-Content Developer for a documentary film entitled Linguistic Development of a Child in a Cosmopolitan City where the Language of Household, School, Television and Popular Media is Different directed by Soumyajit Gupta, and funded by Central Institute of Indian Languages, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Mysore, Govt. of India.

  72. 24.01.2014: Acted as Session Chair (Afternoon Session: Lecture Theatre-III) at the 11th International Conference of South Asian Languages and Literatures (ICOSAL 11), at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India, 23-25 January 2014.

  73. 07.02.2014: Acted as Session Chair (2nd Day: Parallel Session 6, Lecture Hall, 3:35-5:35) at the 30th South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA 30), at Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 6-8 February 2014.

  74. March 2014: Acted as Program Committee Member for the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014), at Centre for Global Intelligent Content (CNGL), Helix Conference Centre at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, 23-29 August 2014.

  75. March 2014: Acted as Program Committee Member for the 2nd Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation (WILDRE-2), 27 May 2014, Harpa Conference Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland (Organized under LREC 2014, May 26-31, 2014).

  76. March 2014: Acted as Linguistic Expert for Finalizing the consolidated report on the mother tongue Bagata for Office of the Registrar General-India (ORGI), Language Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.

  77. 28.02.2014: Acted as Session Chair (2nd Day: 5th Session 6, 10:10-11:30) at National Conference on Inter-disciplinary Researches in Social Sciences in Eastern India with special reference to Jharkhand (NCIRSSEI-2014), by Sociological Research Units, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and Giridih, Jharkhand, 27-28th February 2014.

  78. March 2014: Acted as Convenor for the 3-day Workshop on Computational and Cognitive Linguistics, at Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 19-21 March 2014.

  79. April 2014: Acted as Paper Reviewer for the International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Communication and Devices (ICCD-2014), 18-19th April 2014, Siksha o Anosandhan University (SOA), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

  80. July 4-5 2014: Acted as the National Chair for the International Conference on Information Science (ICSIS-2014), 4-5 July 2014, Dept. of Computer Science, College of Engineering, Cherthala, Pallipuram, Alappuzha, Kerala, India.

Teaching (Internal and External)


  1. 03/10/1991-06/02/1992: Worked as Lecturer at New Alipore College, Kolkata to teach English Language and Linguistics to undergraduate students.

  2. 26/12/1995-31/12/1995: Taught Natural Language Processing (2 hours) at the International School of Dravidian Linguistics (ISDL), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

  3. 21/02/1997-23/02/1997: Taught Natural Language Processing in Bengali (6 hours) in the Ph.D. Association, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.

  4. 16/07/1998-04/08/1998: Taught Natural Language Processing in Bengali: A Linguistic Perspective (2 hours) at the Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.

  5. 04/03/98-15/03/1998: Taught Quantitative Analysis of Bengali Graphemes and their Articulatory Peculiarities (2 hours) in the National Symposium on Methods in Quantitative Linguistics, orgnaised by the Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

  6. 06/12/2000-15/12/2000: Taught Relevance of Language Corpora in Linguistics (3 hours) in the Winter School on Methods of Core Linguistics, organised by the Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

  7. 26.11.2003-16.11.2003: Taught Corpus Linguistics and Language Technology (3 hours) in the UGC Refresher Course for University and College Teachers, organised by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

  8. 17.04.2005-22.05.2005: Taught Corpus Linguistics and Language Technology (10 hours) in MA and Ph.D. cources at the Linguistics Studies Unit, University of Madras, Chennai.

  9. 26.09.2005-30.09.2005: Taught Utilization of Language Corpora in Compilation of Monolingual General Dictionary in Electronic Form [2 hours] in the National Workshop on Use of Computers in Lexicography, Department of Punjabi Lexicography, Punjabi University, Patiala, India.

  10. 21.03.2006-22.03.200: Taught Generation and Utilization of Dialect Corpora for Dialectological Research and Application [2 hours] at Department of Bengali, North Bengal University, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.

  11. 22.03.2006-23.03.2006: Taught Compilation of Dialect Dictionary in Electronic Form [2 hours] at Department of Bengali, North Bengal University, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.

  12. 22.01.2008-25.01.2008: Taught Corpus Linguistics and Language Technology [15 hours] Shabdabodha and Language Technology Course at Rastriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (Deemed University), Tirupati, India.

  13. 27.05.2008: Taught Field Methodology and Development of Language Corpora [2 hours] in Training Programme on Mother Tongue Survey of India, Office of the Registrar General, Language Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.

  14. 18.02.2009-20.02.2009: Taught Generating Electronic Lexical Databases for Preparing Scientific and Technical Terminology [3 hours] at the Department of Lexicography, P.S. Telugu University, Hyderabad, 18th-20th February 2009 for the project entitled "Preparation of Scientific and Technical Terminology Corpus in Telugu" in the DRS-I project of Special Assistance Programme-UGC, Govt. of India.

  15. 01.07.2010-31.10.2010: Acted as a Vsiting Faculty at Department of Sanskrit, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Belur Math, Howrah West Bengal to teach Natural Language Processing in 5-year integrated MA course in Sanskrit and Computer Application.

  16. 29-30 November 2010: Taught English Corpora as Primary and Secondary Recourse for Teaching English to Indian Learners [4 hours] in the Refresher Course in Linguistics and English Language Teaching, UGC Academic Staff College, Ranchi University, Jharkhand. 23rd November 2010 - 13th December 2010.

  17. 17.08.2011-27.08.2011: Taught Natural Language Processing, Quantitative Linguistics, Language Data Sampling Methods, Language Data Collection Techniques, and Quantitative Analysis of Language Data [10 hours] to the Ph.D. Students of the Dept. of Linguistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.

  18. 04.11.11-07.11.2011: Taught Corpus Linguistics and Natural Language Processing [12 hours] in Orientation-Cum-Training Programme on Natural Language Processing, Department of Linguistics, University of Kashmir, Srinagar [LDC-IL, Dept. of Higher Education, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India] November 4-14, 2011).

  19. 22.02.2012 - 23.02.2012: Taught Corpus Linguistics: Walking through the Avenues of Language Use [4 hours] in 10-Day NLP Orientation-cum-Training Programme by Linguistic Data Consortium for Indian Languages (LDC-IL), Dept. of Higher Education, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India (Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore-570006) at Schools of Linguistics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 15th February - 25th February 2012.

  20. 16.07.2012: Taught Digital Dictionary Compilation [3 hours] at Dept. of Konkani, Goa University, Panjim, Goa, India

  21. August December 2012: Taught Research Methodology [20 hours] to the Ph.D. scholars of the Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

  22. August December 2012: Taught Corpus Linguistics [20 hours] to the Ph.D. scholar of the Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

  23. 22-23.07.2013: Taught Computational Linguistics: A Technological Interface between Language and Computation [6 hours] in Faculty Development Programme in Computational Linguistics at the College of Engineering, Cherthala, Kerala, India 22-26th July 2013.

  24. August December 2013: Taught Research Methodology [20 hours] to Ph.D. scholars of Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

  25. August December 2013: Taught Corpus Linguistics [20 hours] to the Ph.D. scholar of Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute,Kolkata.

  26. 17-18 December 2013: Taught Lexical and Cultural Issues in Translation [2 hours] and Language Corpora and (Manual/Machine) Translation [2 hours] in the course Introduction to Translation for the scholars, students and college teachers during 4-24 December 2013 by the National Translation Mission at the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.

  27. 13-16 January 2014: Taught General Introduction to Translation [6 hours] in the 20-day programme on Translation in Cultural Context at the UGC Academic Staff College, Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal 13 January to 1st February 2014.

  28. 7-11 April 2014: Taught Corpus Linguistics and Language Technology [8 hours] to Dept. of Linguistics, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Invited Lectures


  1. 28.03.2001: Delivered a lecture on Corpus: How to Design and Where to Use in the International Workshop on Technology Development in Indian Languages (IWTDIL-2001), 26-29 March 2012, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

  2. 12.11.2003: Delivered a lecture on Relevance of Corpora in the Sstudy of Sociolinguistics and Folklinguistics in the National Workshop on Folk Language in the Perspective of Sociolinguistics, 11-15 November 2003, The Asiatic Society, Kolkata.

  3. 06.03.2007: Delivered a lecture on Some Innovative Techniques of Language Technology in In2: The Innovative Initiative Workshop, at IBM Centre, Salt Lake, Kolkata.

  4. 28.09.2007: Delivered a lecture on New Methods of Teaching English to Bengali learners in the Programme of Orientation, Training, and Continuous up-gradation of Knowledge, Competence, Pedagogic Skill of School Teachers under the CTE Scheme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, organised by Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, Belur Math, Howrah, 20th-30th Sept. 2007.

  5. 18.11.2007: Delivered a lecture on Problems of generating technical terms in Bengali in the fields of computer science, information and language technology in the National seminar on Recent Trends in Computer World at the P.C. Bhawal Textbook and Public Library organised by the Computer Jagat and P.C. Bhawal Textbook and Public Library, Kolkata.

  6. 30.11.2007: Delivered a lecture on Corpus-based study of Bengali: a new approach to linguistic research and application at the Programme of Orientation, Training, and Continuous up-gradation of Knowledge, Competence, Pedagogic Skill of School Teachers under the CTE Scheme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, organised by Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, Belur Math, Howrah, 20th-30th Nov, 2007.

  7. 05.11.2008: Delivered a lecture on Applicational Advantages of Usage-based Electronic Dictionary at the Programme of Orientation, Training, and Continuous up-gradation of Knowledge, Competence, Pedagogical Skill of School Teachers under the CTE Scheme sponsored by Govt. of India, organised by Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, Belur Math, Howrah, 3rd - 15th Nov, 2008.

  8. 05.12.2008: Delivered a lecture on Learning English as the Native Learners Do: An Empirical Journey for the ELT Aspirants at the Programme of Orientation, Training, and Continuous up-gradation of Knowledge, Competence, Pedagogical Skill of School Teachers under the CTE Scheme sponsored by Govt. of India, organised by Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, Belur Math, Howrah, 1st-15th December, 2008.

  9. 04.06.2010: Delivered a lecture on Some Recent Trends in English Language Teaching in the National Seminar-cum-Workshop on Recent Trends in Language Teaching (4th-6th June 2010) at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, David Hare College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

  10. 25.08.2010: Delivered a lecture on Corpus Linguistics: A General Introduction in the National Workshop on Corpus Normalization organized by the Linguistic Data Consortium for the Indian Languages (LDCIL), Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India. Pp. 1-25. (The lecture is available at the LDC-IL, CIIL homepage at www.ciil.org

  11. 12.01.2011: Delivered a lecture on Diversions in ELT Approaches: Some Recent Directions in the Orientation Programme on Methodology of Teaching English for the in-service teachers of Secondary and Higher Secondary schools of West Bengal in the CTE Orientation Programme (4th Phase), conducted by Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanmandira, Belur Math, Howrah and sponsored by the MHRD, Govt. of India.

  12. 11.11.2011: Delivered a lecture on Utilization of Digital Dictionary in Classroom Teaching in the CTE Orientation Programme on Bengali for the in-service teachers of Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools of West Bengal organized by Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanmandira, Belur Math, Howrah and sponsored by the MHRD, Govt. of India.

  13. 18.11.2011: Delivered a lecture on Corpus-Based English Language Teaching (C-BELT): English Corpora as a Primary Resource for Teaching English to the Indian Learners at the National Seminar on Social Contexts and Approaches in ELT , Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata, 18th November 2011.

  14. 23.11.2011: Delivered a lecture on Language Specific Synset for the Bengali WordNet at the National Seminar on Cross-Roads of Language and Technology: Eastern and North-Eastern Indian Perspectives, Society for Natural Language Technology Research (SNLTR), Kolkata, 22-23 November, 2011.

  15. 03.02.2012: Delivered a lecture on Non-verbal Human Communication within Socio-cultural Communicative Interfaces at the National Seminar on Culture Studies and Literary Applications, Dept. of English, Panskura Banamali College, Purba Medinipur, 3-4th February, 2012.

  16. 08.02.2012: Delivered a lecture on Machine Translation: A New Method of Translation at the Translators Orientation Programme for Knowledge Text Translation , at the Dept. of Linguistics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, 8-10th February 2012 conducted by National Translation Mission, CIIL, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.

  17. 29.11.2012: Delivered a lecture on Language Technology: Breaking the Divide between Language and Computation in the National Conference on Recent Trends in Mathematical Computational Sciences at the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati, Assam, India 28-30th November 2012.

  18. 03.07.2013: Delivered a lecture on Lexical Issues in Manual and Machine Translation in the 5-day Translators Orientation Programme in Bangla for the National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 1st - 5th July 2013.

  19. 24.10.2013: Delivered a lecture on Some Methods for Collecting Language and Culture-related Data in Digital form from Dialects in the Deliberations on the Scheduled Caste Language Varieties of West Bengal at the Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, 23-24th October 2013, conducted by CIIL, Mysore, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.

  20. 20.03.2014: Delivered a lecture on Corpus Linguistics and Language Technology in the 3-day Workshop on Computational and Cognitive Linguistics , Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 19-21 March 2014.

  21. 18.04.2014: Delivered Keynote Speech on Language Corpora and Natural Language Processing in the International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Communication and Devices (ICCD-2014), 18-19th April 2014, Siksha o Anusandhan University (SOA), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

  22. 19.04.2014: Delivered Keynote Speech on Language Technology in the International Seminar on Recent Innovations in Engineering and Technology (RIET-2014), 19-20th April 2014, Gandhi Institute of Technological Advancement (GITA), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Field Linguistic Surveys


  1. 2011: Conducted Language Attitude Survey in three villages in the District of Giridih, Jharkhand among the school teachers about their attitudes towards their mother tongues and languages they use (21st March to 24th March 2011) with seven MA Linguistics Students.

  2. 2012: Conduted a Linguistic Field Survey and collected language data (in the form of free discourse based spoken text samples) from nearly 20 native Thet speakers living in three tribal villages in the district of Giridih, Jharkhand, India for developing a digital archive of the language and other linguistics properties for the speech community (5th - 8th March 2012). A team of 8 linguists and 1 computer person worked under mu supervision in this project of digital language data collection and storage.

  3. 2013: Conducted a Linguistic Field Survey on Baleswari Dialect to collect data(in the form of free discourse based on spoken text samples) from 44 native Baleswari Dialect Speckers living in neighbouring villages around Panchalingeswar in the district of Balasore,odisha,India for developing a digital archive of the dialect and its other linguistics properties(24-28 December 2012).A team of 6 linguists and 1 technician worked under my supervision in this project of digital language data collection and storage.

  4. 2014: Conducted a Linguistic Field Survey to collect Khortha language data (in the form of free discourse text) from nearly 10 native Khortha speakers living in Majhladih village in the district of Giridih, Jharkhand, India for developing a digital archive of the language and other linguistics properties for the speech community (25 - 27th February 2014). my Ph.D. scholar Mr. Atul Aman joined me in this project of speech data collection from Khortha as well as in storage of the data in digital form.

Membershipsin Academic Bodies


  • Life Member: Dravidian Linguistics Association, ISDL, Kerala, India.
  • Life Member: Linguistic Society of India, Pune, India.
  • Life Member: Pondicherry Institute of Linguistics and Culture.
  • Life Member: Bangiya Sahitya Parisad, Kolkata.
  • Life Member: West Bengal Linguistics Institute, Kolkata, India.
  • General Member: Natural Language Processing Association of India.
  • General Member: LinguistList.org, USA.
  • General Member: Corpus Online.
  • General Member: National Association of Computational Linguistics.
  • General Member: General Council, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata/
  • Institutional Member: Fostering Language Resources Network, Italy.
  • Editorial Board Member: Language Forum.
  • Editorial Board Member: Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics.
  • Editorial Menber:Journal Of ELT and Applied Linguistics,Malayasia.

Consultancies


  1. December 2004: Acted as Consultant for the Localisation of Telecommunication Technology in South Asia Region for Zi-Corporation of Canada, Suite 2100, 840-7 Avenue SW, Calgary ABT2P 3G2, Canada www.zicorp.com

  2. April-June 2007: Acted as Consultant for the project entitled Evaluation and Validation of the Bengali Script and Language Module for the Mobile Labs Sweden AB, Scheelevagen 19A, 223 70 Lund, Sweden.

  3. July-December 2007: Acted as Consultant for the project entitled Religion, Language and Advertising in (Rural) India for the Department of Linguistics, Syracuse University, USA, funded by the Department of Education, USA.

  4. July 2008-June 2010: Acted as Consultant in the project Development of Electronic Corpus from Bengali Literary and Imaginative Texts carried out by the Language, Art, National Culture, Education and Research Society (LANCEARS), Kolkata and funded by the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.

  5. April 2009-March 2010: Acted as Consultant in the project Language Processing in Bilingual Users of South Asian Languages undertaken by Dr. Arpita Bose and Dr. Lori Buchanan of the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

  6. February-March 2011: Acted as Expert Evaluator for translated text of a bilingual English-Bengali lexical database of 5 thousand place names of different countries across the world for the Braahman Net Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (B-28, First Floor, Sector 63, Noida - 201303, Delhi (NCR), India, http://www.braahmam.net)

  7. July-August 2013: Acted as Expert Evaluatorfor translated text of a bilingual English-Bengali lexical database of 11 thousand place names of different countries across the world for the Braahman Net Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (B-28, First Floor, Sector 63, Noida - 201303, Delhi (NCR), India, http://www.braahmam.net)

  8. September-October 2013: Acted as Expert Consultant for sentiment analysis and annotation of retirement domain-specific tweets in American English to build a machine learning twitter sentiment analysis model for the Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. 5/535, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Okkiyam, Thoraipakkam, Chennai-600097, India (www.cognizant.com)

Organized Seminars and Workshops


  1. 1998: Organised International Conference for Computational Linguistics, Speech and Document Processing (ICCLSDP 1998), at CVPR Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

  2. 1999: Organised International Workshop on Document Analysis, Speech and Natural Language Processing (IWDASNLP 1999), at CVPR Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

  3. 2001: Organised International Workshop in Technology Development in Indian Languages (IWTDIL 2001), at CVPR Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

  4. 2003: Organised International Workshop in Technology Development in Indian Languages (IWTDIL 2003), at CVPR Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

  5. 2005: Organised International Workshop on Document Analysis (IWDA 2005), at CVPR Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

  6. 2008: Organised International Workshop on Cognitive Linguistics (IWCL 2008) , at Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 18th January 2008.

  7. 2011: Organized the 5th National Workshop on Indian Languages Corpora Initiative (ILCI-5), at Dept. of P.G. Sanskrit Studies, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 21st - 23rd February, 2011.

  8. 2012: Organized the 6th National Workshop on Indian Languages Corpora Initiative (ILCI-6), at Dept. of Humanities and Socieal Science, Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbai, Bombay, 2nd - 3rd January, 2012.

  9. 2012: Organized Two-day National Workshop on Rewriting Culture, Retelling Narratives: Gender and Politics of Representation jointly with Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, Kolkata, at Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 9-10 February 2012.

  10. 2013: Organised Five-Day Translators Orientation Programme in Bangla for the National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, at the Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 1st - 5th July 2013.

  11. 2014: Organised Three-Day National Workshop on Computational and Cognitive Linguistics (WCCL-2014) at the Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 19th- 21st March 2014.