Amrita Darshanam, International Centre for Spiritual Studies (ICSS), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, will organize a two-day workshop on Computational Linguistics on 30 and 31 March 2019. 

Computational Linguistics is a blend of linguistics and technology. It is a multi-disciplinary field concerned with statistical, rule-based and grammatical modelling of natural languages from a computational perspective. This branch of linguistics applies computational techniques to the analysis and synthesis of language and speech. A nascent and a highly potential area of research, it deals with the six basic levels of linguistics namely - Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics. A specialized study of the field is important -nay- advantageous to delve into a wide array of subjects such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Sciences and NLP, etc.

This workshop focuses not only on the computational aspect but also on the linguistic aspect of the subject.

The workshop aims at:

  • giving a broad outline of Computational Linguistics.
  • understanding the fundamentals of Computational Linguistics.
  • comprehending the importance and contribution of Sanskrit Śāstra-s to the field of Computational Linguistics.
  • focusing on primary application areas such as Natural Language Processing, Lexicography (includes word-net, word-web etc.) and Cognitive Sciences, etc.
  • a bird's-eye view on languages and their connection with Computational Linguistics.
  • study of the Indo-Word-Net.
  • Cognitive NLP & current trends of NLP.
  • relevance of the Indian Grammatical Tradition for NLP.

The workshop is organized in association with Amrita Centre for Research and Development (ACRD). 

Venue: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru Campus

Resource Persons:

Dr. Malhar Kulkarni is a Professor in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (IIT-Bombay). He is a renowned Sanskrit grammarian and an expert in the natural language processing. Dr. Malhar Kulkarni is adorned with ‘Bādarāyaṇā Puraskāra’ by the Govt. of India for his excellent contribution to the field of Sanskrit. His core areas of studies are Sanskrit language, Pāṇinian grammar and philosophy of language, etc. Currently he is working on the cognitive science and language.

Dr. Amba Kulkarni, Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla; Founding Head and Professor at the Department of Sanskrit Studies, University of Hyderabad. She holds Masters in Mathematics, Computer Science and Sanskrit, and Doctorate in Applied Linguistics. She has been working in the field of Natural Language Processing for more than two decades. Her major research interests focus on the study of Paninian grammar from computational and NLP perspective, and the exploration of the relevance of Indian traditional grammatical works in the present context. She is also an adjunct faculty at IIT Ropar offering a course on Algorithms in Ancient India. She is also associated with the Language Technologies Research Centre, IIIT Hyderabad.

Dr. Anand Kumar M. is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Technology, NITK Surathkal. His core interests are Natural Language Processing, Text Analytics, Information Retrieval and Machine Learning. He has published more than 40 research papers in the international acclaimed journals and has worked on more than 10 significant NLP tools like POS-Tagger and Chunker for Tamil, introducing a novel method for Morphological Analyzer using Machine Learning (Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu). He has been working in the field of NLP for the past eight years. He is also a receiver of the P.K. Das Memorial South India’s Best Faculty award in CSE (junior) – 2017 by Nehru Institutions in December 2017.




  • Rs. 2500/- (Comprehensive fee, including food & accommodation)
  • Rs. 2200/- (Workshop participation only, including lunch)

Students (other than Bengaluru campus)

  • Rs. 2000/- (Comprehensive fee, including food & accommodation)
  • Rs. 1700/- (Workshop participation only, including lunch)
    All are welcome. Workshop participants will be awarded a certificate.


  • Last Date for Registration: 25 March 2019
  • Participants are required to first make the payment through our ACRD (Amrita Centre for Research and Development) portal.
  • Please note down your Reference no/ Transaction id / Payment id whichever is applicable after the payment.
  • On successful completion of online payment, fill the online registration form and submit. You will receive the registration confirmation mail within 2-3 days.

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Manish Rajan Walvekar
Assistant Professor,
Amrita Darshanam (ICSS), Bengaluru
+91 9757405466

Arjun Bharadwaj
Assistant Professor,
Amrita Darshanam (ICSS), Bengaluru
+91 9845101718

Event Details
2019-03-30 09:00 to 2019-03-31 17:00
Spiritual Studies