Natural Language Processing

My dissertation in M. Phil. (Master of Philosophy) was titled as Developing a Computational Framework for the Verb Morphiology of Great Andamanese. This also needed the implementation of an algorithm that analyzed the verbal constructions in the GA text written in IPA (Unicode fonts).  The tool was named as the Great Andamanese Verb Analyzer or GAVA for short. This is a web based program that can accessed and tested on the web. This is featured on the following url : http://www.sanskrit.jnu.ac.in/andamanese The following link will give you the dissertation in PDF format as submitted to the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in July, 2006. M. Phil. Dissertation

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My M. A. Dissertation

My M.A. Dissertation was based on a field work done in Shillong and in Jowai town of Meghalaya, a province in India. This was on the language spoken by the Jaintia people of the Jaintia Hills. The language is usually known to the outsiders as Jaintia however, the real name of the language is Pnar. It is also said that Pnar is a dialect of Khasi, the major and dominant language of the province. Khasi is spoken in Shillong and other neighbouring areas of the Khasi Hills.

The field work occurred in March-April, 2004. A team of 7 students went to elicit the linguistic on various topics. My topic was word order in the language. The dissertation was completed by May, 2004. The following link will give you the whole of the dissertation submitted to the Jawharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in partial fulfillment of the degree of Masters in Linguistics.

Click on the following link to access the dissertation:

word-order-in-pnar.pdf 

Student Activism

Student activism is one of most talked about feature of JNU. The institute has a name associated with the terms like communism, socialism and leftism. Since the start, it is the idea of communism that has propelled the students of this institute.

The students of this university are of different backgrounds, hailing from all the parts of the country. This university also characterizes the society of ‘he third world’ countries and thier psyche.

There are several student organisations active in the university campus. While the left parties rule the roost, there is always a strong opposition given by the right wingers. The main stream Indian political parties are not of much influence on the students of this campus. In recent years, there has been a change in the political equations in the student community. New political organisations have come up with strong campaigns.

Jawaharlal University

Jawaharlal Nehru University is a premier institute in India and has a good ranking among the world’s institutes. This university is an autonomous institute funded by the Central government  of India and the University Grants Commission.

It offers higher studies in humanites, languages, literature, life sciences, physics, environmental sciences, computer science, biotechnology, law & governance, and education. It also offers undergraduate courses in foreign languages like French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Persian, and Pushto.