CVV Project Approved for Funding by MeitY

A research proposal titled ‘Sanskrit knowledge Accessor‘ submitted to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India (GoI), in November 2021, has been accepted and approved for funding.

The project is in collaboration with seven prestigious institutes, namely the University of Hyderabad (UoH), IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-BHU, IIIT-Hyderabad, MAHE and Indira Gandhi Technical Delhi University for Women (IGTDUW).

The main objectives of the Sanskrit Knowledge Accessor are –

  1. a) To develop Sanskrit-Hindi, Sanskrit-English and Sanskrit-Tamil accessors with the following three applications:
  2. i) An Ayurveda reading aid for vaidyas
  3. ii) An aid for reading the Darshanas or classics such as Mahabharata, in order to popularise their reading by the public

       iii) Objective-type question-answer system on Bhavprakasha Nighantu

  1. b) To semi-automatically generate high quality, linguistically rich, annotated data
  2. c) To explore the traditional knowledge in Mimamsa, and other literature on the theories of verbal cognition for understanding the discourse structure

The Principal Investigator (PI) of this research project is Dr. Amba Kulkarni (Professor of Sanskrit Studies, University of Hyderabad), and Dr. Pavankumar Satuluri (Assistant Professor, School of Linguistics and Literary Studies, CVV) is the co-pls.

Dr. Amba Kulkarni is a pioneer in the discipline of Sanskrit Computational Linguistics. There are over sixty publications to her credit, including the recent book titled ‘Sanskrit Parsing: Based on the Theories of Sabdabodha’.