Amba Kulkarni

Research Interests:
Keynote Addresses/Introductory Speeches:
  1. 'Panini and Information technology' on 21st August, 2015 at HPT College, Nasik, at 'A National Seminar on Language Skills and Language Technology'
  2. 'Sanskrit Computational Linguistics' on 7th March, 2014 at Devilal Chaudhury University, Hariyana, Sirsa, at 'A workshop on NLP'
  3. Anusaaraka: An Accessor cum Machine Translator, on 2nd November, 2009 at "First Workshop on Free Rule Based MT", at Alacante, Spain
  4. Relevance of Panini's Ashtadhyayi to the modern world on 13th February 2009, "Computer Science and its applications in Traditional Shastras" at Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati.
  5. Sanskrit and Computational Linguistics on 30th Oct 2007, at First International Symposium on Sanskrit Computational Linguistics, Paris.
  6. Anusaaraka: An approach to Machine Translation on 4th Jan 2007, at ICON-07, Hyderabad.
  7. Human Understandable Machine Learning in NLPAI Machine Learning Contest, part of National Workshop on AI, at NCST, Mumbai, July 4, 2006.
Recent Conference Presentations / Invited Talks:
  1. Theories of Saabdabodha and Principles of Information Coding: A computational Perspective, presented at 'Science and Technology in Andic Tradition' an ICPR workshop at IISC Bangalore 4-5 Feb 2017 presentation and video
  2. ''Revival of Ancient Sanskrit Teaching methods using Computational Platforms'', presented at 'Bridging the gap between Sanskrit Computational Linguistics tools and management of Sanskrit Digital Libraries' workshop at ICON, Varanasi 18.1.2017
  3. ''Importance of Information Dynamics in Learning Human and Programming Languages'', presented at 'Language and Learning' at IIAs, Shimla 6.10.2016-8.10.2016
  4. ''Relevance of Mimamsa in Information Processing'', presented at a seminar organised by ICPR at Bangalore from 10.9.2016-11.9.2016
  5. Type Identifier for Navya Nyaya Expressions Arjuna S. R. and Amba Kulkarni,at the International Seminar on Philosophy at Jaipur University, during March 12-14 2016
  6. 'Sanskrit in the age of Information Technology' at National Seminar on Sanskrit-Development plan for next 10 years, at Udupi
  7. संगणकीय परिप्रेक्ष में 'च'कार युक्त वाक्यों का शाब्दबोधविचार Sanjeev Panchal and Amba Kulkarni, at ASTRA, Deccan College, Pune, 9-11 Jan 2016
  8. Anusaaraka: Machine Translation and Language Accessor Akshar Bharati, Dipti Sharma, Amba Kulkarni and Soma Paul, at The International Conference on the Contribution of Advaita vedanta to Humanity, Kolwan, Nov 19-21, 2015
  9. How relevant is Panini Today? Amba Kulkarni, at Intellectual Traditions of Ancient India at Jain University, 27-29 August 2015
  10. "Dependency Parsing of Sanskrit texts" at seetaaraam Shastri Vyaakhyaanmaalaa, BHU Varanasi, 5th August 2015
  11. "Panini an Information Scientist" Special Lecture at Allahabad, Ganganath Jha Parisar, Rsks, 3rd August 2015
  12. Analysis and Graphical Representation of Navya-Nyaya-Expressions {न्यायचित्रदीपिका} Arjun S.R. and Amba Kulkarni, 16th WSC, 2015, Bangkok.(Presentation)
  13. समासप्रक्रियायां समासान्तानां स्थानम् Pavankumar, KV Ramakrishnamacharyulu and Amba Kulkarni, 16th WSC, 2015, Bangkok.(Presentation)
  14. E-Concordance of Paniniya Dhatupathas Amba Kulkarni and N Shailaja, at the workshop on Panini and Paninians of 16th and 17th centuries, Pondicherry, 14-16 Oct 2014
  15. Sanskrit Compound Generator Amba Kulkarni and Pavankumar Satuluri, at the workshop on Panini and Paninians of 16th and 17th centuries, Pondicherry, 14-16 Oct 2014
  16. Informatics in Panini's Grammar Amba Kulkarni, International Seminar on History and Philosophy of mathematics 2014, A tribute to Sir Ashutosh Mookherjee on his 150th Birth Anniversary, Bose Institute, Kolkata, 20-22 Feb 2014 (Presentation)
  17. Converting Constituency Structures to Dependency Structures for Sanskrit: Linguistic Issues Pavan Goyal and Amba Kulkarni, Special Session on `The recent developments in Sanskrit Computational Linguistics', at SALA-30, Hyderabad, 8th Feb 2014 Presentation
  18. Extra Linguistic Information needed for Automatic Generation of Sanskrit Compounds: A study Pawan Kumar S and Amba Kulkarni, Special Session on `The recent developments in Sanskrit Computational Linguistics', at SALA-30, Hyderabad, 8th Feb 2014 Presentation
  19. Treating utthita and utthapya akanksas independently for efficient parsing Amba Kulkarni and Pavan Kumar, Sanskrit Syntax Seminar, Paris, 13-15 June 2013 Presentation
  20. How `Free' is the Free Word Order in Sanskrit? Amba Kulkarni, Preeti Shukla and Devanad Shukl, Sanskrit Syntax Seminar, Paris, 13-15 June 2013 Presentation
  21. JRR Sanskrit University, Jaipur: 'paa.ninishaastre sanganitravijnaana' at Padmashrii Mandana Mishra Memorial Lecture series, on 9th March 2013
  22. Rajasthan University: 'Panini eka suucanaa-shaastrajna', on 9th March 2013
  23. Saṅgaṇakīyaṃsaṃskṛtam. Journée du sanskrit, Maison de l'Inde, Cité Universitaire, Paris (with Gerard Huet) on 30th June 2012.
  24. Phrase in English - a Pada in Paninian Grammar Akshar Bharati, Sukhada, Dipti Sharma and Amba Kulkarni, 15th WSC 2012, Delhi Jan 5-10
  25. "Analysis of Sanskrit Compounds", A talk at Conferences organised by Peter Scharf (Chair Blaise Pascal) on 21st June 2012, at Laboratoire d'histoire des the'ories linguistiques, University of Paris-Diderot. presentations
  26. Mathematical modeling of Akaa.nkshaa and Sannidhi for parsing Sanskrit Amba Kulkarni,Devanand Shukl, Sheetal Pokar, 15th WSC 2012, Delhi Jan 5-10 presentation
  27. "Language, Lingustics and Processing", invited talk at KIIT-Bhubaneshwar on 22nd October 2011
  28. The Knowledge Structure in the Sanskrit Koshas at The Department of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia at the Heidelberg University, Germany on 26th May .2011 presentation
  29. Computational tools to assist a Sanskrit Student at the Institute of South and Central Asia of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the Charles University, Prague on 11th May 2011
  30. Importance of Accent in Paniniya Dhatupatha Devanand Shukl and Amba Kulkarni at SALA roundtable 29, CIIL, Mysore. Jan 2011. Sanskrit Version
  31. The Knowledge Structure in Sanskrit ko'sas Amba Kulkarni and Sivaja S. Nair, Presented at the Indo-Wordnet workshop on 8th Dec. 2010, at IIT Kharagpur. presentations
  32. A Constraint based Dependancy Parser for Sanskrit at the one day International Seminar 'Indian Linguistic Thought in Retrospect and Prospect' on 19th Feb 2010 at Calicut University, Kerala.
  33. Encapsulating quantifiers with the typed variables at TIFR Mumbai on 2nd Feb 2010.
  34. 'sa"nga.naka-mAdhyamena anvaya.h-kA"scana samasyA.h' at the Colloquim on Problems of Communication (Shabdabodha Theories) on 30th Jan 2010, at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala.
  35. A joint presentation with Peter Scharf: 'Developing computational resources to conduct linguistic research on Sanskrit and provide digital access to Sanskrit texts and manuscripts' at the International Workshop on Computer and Sanskrit Studies, on 27th Jan, 2010 at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala. Presentations:Part-I, Part-II,Part-III, Part-IV.
  36. Vibhakti Level Divergences between Sanskrit and Hindi Preeti Shukla, Devanand Shukl and Amba Kulkarni, in the proceedings of AICL 2009; 31st All India Congress on Linguistics, Dec 15-17, 2009
  37. Jagellion University, Cracow, Panini's Ashtadhyayi: A Computational Linguist's Perspective, 17th Nov 2009
  38. Jagellion University, Cracow, "Sanskrit and Computers", 16th Nov 2009
  39. University of Dusseldorf, Germany: Panini's Ashtadhyayi: A Computational Linguist's perspective, on 7th Nov 2009
  40. University of Dusseldorf, Germany: Anusaaraka: A Language Accessor cum Machine Translator, on 6th Nov 2009
  41. 'Subject' in English is abhihita Amba Kulkarni, Presented at 14th Sanskrit World Conference, Kyoto, Japan. Sept 1-5, 2009
  42. Panini: An Information Scientist on 1 day Symposium on Dr Vineet Chaitanyaji's 65th Birthday, on 4th April, 2009 at IIIT-Hyderabad
  43. Subject in English is abhihita on 1 day Workshop on Machine Translation at Dept of Linguistics, Osmania University, on 26th Mar 2009
  44. Developing network of Sanskrit words across Part-Of-Speech categories: Sivaja S. Nair, Pritilaxmi Swain and Amba Kulkarni, Presented at "National Seminar on Computer Science and its Applications in Traditional Shastras" at Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati, 13-14 Feb, 2009
  45. Workshop on Hindi-Urdu Treebank, 12-13 Jan, 2009, IIIT Hyderabad
  46. Panini's Ashtadhyayi: A Computer Scientist's viewpoint
    Presented at 4th Asia Pacific Conference of Computational Philosophy, NIAS, IISC, Bangalore, 5th - 7th Dec 2008
  47. Information Coding in a language: Some insights from Paninian Grammar, Second International Symposium on Sanskrit Computational Linguistics, 15th - 17th May 2008, Brown University, USA
  48. English Grammar: A Paninian Perspective, presented at symposium on History of Classical Indian Sciences organized jointly by Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research and Centre for Philosophy(NIAS), February 25 and 26, 2008
  49. JNU, Delhi: 'Panini: Father of Informatics', on 19th Jan 2008
  50. "Anusaaraka: An approach to Machine Translation" Keynote address at ICON-07 Presentation
  51. Proposed Vedic Sanskrit Coding Scheme: Some suggestions, presented at a National Seminar on oral tradition and written text of Indian Languages: Shubham Bhavatu, at CDAC Mumbai, 10- 11th March, 2007Presentation
  52. "Grammarians' interface for English Parsers", National seminar on 'Sanskrit for Innovations',Center for Advanced Studies in Sanskrit, University of Pune, Pune, July 24-27, 2006
  53. 'Building a Wide Coverage Morphological Analyser for Sanskrit: A Practical Approach', invited speech at 'First National Symposium on Modeling and Shallow Parsing of Indian Languages', 31st March - 4th April 2006, IIT Mumbai
  54. Anusaaraka: A Better approach for MT Presentation slides of the talk delivered at IIT Mumbai, on 6th Feb 2006 Complete presentation slides for download
  55. WSD of To-Infinitive into Hindi : An Information Based Approach
    Presented at the Platinum Jubilee Conference of Linguistic Sociey of India, 6-8 Dec, 2005,at CALTS, University of Hyderabad, India Presentation
  56. Anusaaraka: A better approach to Machine Translation { A case study for English-Hindi/Telugu}
    Presented at Language Technology Tools: Implementation of Telugu; A 3 day National conference, 8-10 October, 2003, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  57. JNU, Delhi: 'Anusaaraka', August 2002.
  58. NLP saathii samskrit shaaswraamcaa upayoga(in Marathi)
    (presented at Brihan Maharashtra Vidya Parishad pracya,21-23 January, 2002 Ramtek Nagpur)
  59. ISCII Plugin for displaying Indian langauge web pages
    (presented at Caturang, 5-6 March 2001, IUCAA, PUNE)
Publications -- DBLP
Recent Publications in Journals and Conference Proceedings:
  1. Analysis and graphical representation of Navya-Nyaya expressions - Nyayacitradipika Arjuna S. R. and Amba Kulkarni, in 'Sanskrit and Computational Linguistics' ed by Amba Kulkarni, Select papers presented at 16th WSC, Bangkok, Thailand, D K Publishers, 2016.
  2. Segmentations of Navya Nyaya Expressions Arjun S.R. and Amba Kulkarni, ICON 2014, Goa.
  3. Sanskrit Linguistics and Web Services Gerard Huet and Amba Kulkarni, 25th COLING, 2014, Dublin, Ireland.aclweb
  4. Converting Phrase Structures to Dependency Structures in Sanskrit Pawan Goyal and Amba Kulkarni, 25th COLING, 2014, Dublin, Ireland.aclweb
  5. Constituency Parsing of Complex Noun Sequences in Hindi Arpita Batra, Soma Paul and Amba Kulkarni, CICLING, 2014 Kathamandu, Nepal, Apr 6-12, 2014.
  6. Generation of Sanskrit Compounds Pawankumar Satuluri and Amba Kulkarni, ICON, 2013 CDAC-Noida Dec 19-20 presentation
  7. Discourse Level Tagger for Mahabhasya - a Sanskrit Commentary on Panini's Grammar Monali Das and Amba Kulkarni, ICON, 2013 CDAC-Noida Dec 19-20 presentation
  8. Geeta: Gold Standard Annotated Data, Analysis and its Application Preeti Shukla, Amba Kulkarni and Devanand Shukl, ICON 2013, CDAC-Noida, Dec 19-20. presentation
  9. A Deterministic Dependency Parser with Dynamic Programming for Sanskrit Amba Kulkarni, 2nd International Conference on Dependency Linguistics, Prague, Aug 27-30, 2013 aclweb
  10. Parsing Sanskrit texts: Some relation specific issues Amba Kulkarni and K V Ramakrishnamacharyulu, 5th international SCLS 2013, Mumbai presentation
  11. Clues from Astadhyayi for compound identification Amba Kulkarni and Anil Kumar, 5th international SCLS 2013, Mumbai
  12. Comparative study of Paniniya Dhatuvrttis N. Shailaja and Amba Kulkarni, 5th international SCLS 2013, Mumbai
  13. Discourse Analysis of Sanskrit Texts Amba Kulkarni and Monali Das, Workshop on Advances in discourse analysis and its computational aspects, 24th COLING, 2012, Mumbai Available for download at aclweb
  14. Semantic Processing of Compounds in Indian Languages Amba Kulkarni, Soma Paul, Malhar Kulkarni, Anil Kumar, Nitesh Surtani, 24th COLING, 2012, Mumbai. Available for download at aclweb
  15. A distributed platform for Sanskrit Processing Pawan Goyal, G\'erard Huet, Amba Kulkarni, Peter Scharf and Ralph Bunker, 24th COLING, 2012, Mumbai. Available for download at aclweb
  16. Statistical Constituency parser for Sanskrit compounds Amba Kulkarni and Anil Kumar, ICON 2011, Chennai Dec 18-19
  17. Agreement in Hindi Conjunct Verbs Amba Kulkarni, ICON 2011, Chennai Dec 18-19
  18. Telugu Morphological Analyser Uma Maheshwar Rao, G., Amba P. Kulkarni, Christopher M., International Telugu Internet Conference Proceedings, Milpitas, California, USA, 28th - 30th September, 2011.
  19. Telugu Spell Checker Uma Maheshwar Rao, G., Amba P. Kulkarni, Christopher M. Parameshwari K., International Telugu Internet Conference Proceedings, Milpitas, California, USA, 28th - 30th September, 2011.
  20. Designing a Constraint Based Parser for Sanskrit Amba Kulkarni, Sheetal Pokar, and Devanand Shukl In Proceedings of the International Sanskrit Computational Linguistics Symposium, Springer, 2010. Sanskrit version
  21. Sanskrit Compound Processor Anil Kumar, Vipul Mittal and Amba Kulkarni In Proceedings of the International Sanskrit Computational Linguistics Symposium, Springer, 2010. Sanskrit version
  22. The Knowledge Structure in Amarako'sa Sivaja S. Nair and Amba Kulkarni In Proceedings of the International Sanskrit Computational Linguistics Symposium, Springer, 2010. Sanskrit version
  23. Vibhakti Divergence between Sanskrit and Hindi Preeti Shukla, Devanand Shukl and Amba Kulkarni In Proceedings of the International Sanskrit Computational Linguistics Symposium, Springer, 2010. Sanskrit version
  24. ANUSAARAKA: AN APPROACH TO MACHINE TRANSLATION Sriram Chaudhuary, Dipti Misra Sharma and Amba Kulkarni in the Proceedings of the International Conference on "Language, Society and Culture in Asian Context" at MSU, Thailand 6-7 January, 2010
  25. Sanskrit Compound Paraphrase Generator Anil Kumar, V. SheebaSudheer and Amba Kulkarni, in the proceedings of ICON 2009; 7th international Conference on NLP, Dec 15-17, 2009
  26. Urdu-Hindi-Urdu Machine Translation: Some problems: Amba Kulkarni, Rahmat Yousuf Zai, and Parvez Ahmad, To appear in the proceedings of Conference on Language and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, 22-24 Jan, 2009
  27. Use of Amarakosha and Hindi wordnet in building a Network of Sanskrit Words: Akshar Bharati, Amba Kulkarni and Shivaja Nair, in the proceedings of ICON 2008; 6th international Conference on NLP, Dec 20-22 2008.
  28. Computer Simulation of Ashtadhyayi: Some insights, Second International Symposium on Sanskrit Computational Linguistics, 15th - 17th May 2008, Brown University, USA
  29. Sanskrit Computational Linguistics symposium 1-2: Springer Verlag LNCS 5402 , pages 139-161 G Huet, A Kulkarni and P Scharf (eds), Proceedings of the 1st and 2nd International Symposium, March 2009.
  30. Recursion and Combinatorial Mathematics in Chandashaastra Available in an open access library at http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0703658v2.
  31. English Parsers: Some Information based observations presented at workshop on MRCS-07, at 20th IJCAI, Hyderabad, 7th January 2007 Presentation
  32. Design and Architecture of anusAraka: An Approach to Machine Translation Satyam Techical Review vol 3, Oct 2003
  33. Machine translation activities in India: A survey
    In proceedings of workshop on survey on Research and Development of Machine Translation in Asian Countries, Thailand, May 13-14, 2002
  34. LERIL: Collaborative Effort for Creating Lexical Resources
    In Proc. of Workshop on Language Resources in Asian Languages, together with 6th NLP Pacific Rim Symposium, Tokyo, 30 Nov 2001.
Ph.D. Thesis:
M.Tech. Thesis:
Books:
  1. 'Sanskrit and Computational Linguistics' ed by Amba Kulkarni, Select papers presented at 16th WSC, Bangkok, Thailand Ed Amba Kulkarni, D K Publishers, 2016 Cover
  2. Sanskrit Computational Linguistics symposium 1-2: Springer Verlag LNCS 5402 G Huet, A Kulkarni and P Scharf (eds), Proceedings of the 1st and 2nd International Symposium, 2009. Cover Access Content
  3. Sanskrit Computational Linguistics symposium 3: Springer Verlag LNCS 5406 A Kulkarni, G Huet (eds), Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium, Jan 15 - 17, 2009, Hyderabad Access Contents
  4. Co-Editor(with G Uma Maheshwar Rao) : Machine Translation:Course Material for Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications in Indian Languages, Center for Distance Education, University of Hyderabad, June 2008
  5. Co-Editor(with G Uma Maheshwar Rao) : Natural Language Modelling:Course Material for Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications in Indian Languages, Center for Distance Education, University of Hyderabad, Nov 2006
  6. Co-Editor (With Akshar Bharati, Vineet Chaitanya and Rajeev Sangal)anuvada ke upakarana: sanganaka tathA bhaashaae (Tools of Translation: Computer and Languages), University of Hyderabad, Center for Distance Education, Hyderabad, Feb 1998.
Book Chapters/ Journal Articles:
  1. Application of Modern Technology to South Asian Languages Amba Kulkarni, Book section in The Languages And Linguistics of South Asia: A comprehensive Guide, eds. Hans Henrich Hock and Elena Bashir, De Gruyter, May 2016
  2. Brevity in Panini's Ashtadhyayi Amba Kulkarni, Book chapter in The Interwoven World: Ideas and Encounters in History, eds. Burjor Avari and George Gheverghese Joseph, New Directions in the Humanities, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing, 2016
  3. How `Free' is the Free Word Order in Sanskrit? Amba Kulkarni, Preeti Shukla and Devanad Shukl, and Pavankumar Satuluri, Sanskrit Syntax, Ed Peter Scharf, Sanskrit Library, USA, June 2015.
  4. Telugu Spell-Checker, G Uma Maheshwar Rao, Amba Kulkarni, ChristopherM and Parameshwari K, in Vaagartha Ed. Shivaram Padikkal and Tariq Khan. Center for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad, 2012
  5. 'Subject' in English is abhihita Akshar Bharati and Amba Kulkarni, in Studies in Sanskrit Grammars (Proceedings of the Vyakarana Section of the 14th World Sanskrit Conference). Ed. George Cardona, Ashok Aklujkar, and Hideyo Ogawa. New Delhi: D.K. Printworld. 2011
  6. Information Coding in a Language: Some Insights from Paninian Grammar Akshar Bharati and Amba Kulkarni in Dhiimahi, Journal of Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan, vol. I, Number 1, pp:77-91, Ed: Dilip Rana, Jan 2010
  7. Sanskrit Morphological Analyser: Some Issues Amba Kulkarni and Devanand Shukl, in the Festscrift volume of Bh. Krishnamoorty, Indian Linguistics, Vol 70, Nos 1-4, Dec 15, 2009
  8. English from Hindi viewpoint: A Paaninian perspective
    Presented at the Platinum Jubilee Conference of Linguistic Sociey of India, 6-8 Dec, 2005,at CALTS, University of Hyderabad, India; appeared in Papers on Language Technology; Eds: Panchanan Mohanty and S. Arul Mozi, Dravidian University, Kuppam University,2008
  9. Devanagari lipi Ora sanganaka (in Hindi) Bahuvacana, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishva vidyalaya, Wardha, vol 16, April-June 2007, pp:163-169
  10. English grammar from Hindi speaker's point of view in the light of Paaninian grammar
    Theme paper at a 3 day Symposium on English Grammar from Paaninian Perspective, 7-9 November, 2005, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati, India; appeared in English Grammar from Paninian Perspective, Ed: S Satyanarayan Murty, R J Ramasree, Srinivasa Varakhedi, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetham, Tirupati, 2007
  11. Anusaaraka: Overcoming the Language Barrier in India
    In Anuvaad, Sage Publishers, New Delhi, 2000.
  12. AnnCorra : Building Tree-banks in Indian Languages
    3rd Workshop on Asian Langugae Resources and International Standardization, Coling 2002 aclweb
  13. Language Access: An Information Based Approach
    Knowledge-Based Computer Systems, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, Dec. 2000.
Projects/Collaborations:
  1. Member, Consortium project "Development of Language Resources for English-Hindi MT system: Improving End User's comprehension", Funded by TDIL-DeitY, Government of India, 2013-15.
  2. Project Partner in a project co-ordinated by Wiebke Petersen, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Germany on 'A qualitative analysis of phonological descriptive techniques and a comparison of Panini's pratyaharas and phonological features' (2011-13)
  3. Joint Collaboration with Peter Scharf, Brown University, USA for the execution of the project "Enhancing Access to Primary Cultural Heritage Materials of India," (National Endowment for Humanities grant award number PW-50408-09)
  4. DAAD-UGC project based personnel exchange programme with Oliver Hellwig, University of Heidelberg, Germany on "Advanced research in the computational processing of Sanskrit with special focus on word Sense Disambiguation" (April 2011 - March 2013)
  5. Joint Collaboration with Gerard Huet INRIA, France on the issues of interoperability of Sanskrit computational tools (Jan 2010 - Dec 2012)
  6. Development of tagged corpora for Sanskrit, sponsored by CIIL, Mysore under the LDCIL, (Apr 2008 - Mar 2009)
  7. Consortium Leader for the project on Developmet of Sanskrit Computational Tools and Sanskrit-Hindi Machine Translation System, sponsored by Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India, Delhi, (Apr 2008 - Mar 2011)
  8. Co-ordinator for English-Hindi anusaaraka project, in collaboration with Chinmaya International Foundation and IIIT, Hyderabad (Sept 2007-Aug 2010)
  9. Joint Collaboration with Gerard Huet INRIA, France on the issues of interoperability of Sanskrit computational tools (Jan 2007 - Dec 2009)
  10. Language Co-ordinator for IL-IL MT project (Urdu-Hindi pair), Ministry of IT,Governmnet of India, Delhi (Sept 2006 - Aug 2008 - extension1: Feb 2009 - Extension2: Aug 2009)
Websites:
Softwares Developed:
Academic and Administrative Engagements:
Courses Taught:
Designed the syllabus and courses
for the following innovative programs
Symposium/Workshops Organised
  1. A 1-day workshop on 'Sanskrit Sanganakiiya samsaadhana' at the Sanskrit Sahityotsvava at Ujjaina on 23rd Feb 2013
  2. Chair, 2 day Colloquium to mark the 25 years of NLP research in India with Paninian Perspective, 2nd - 3rd Aug, 2012
  3. Co-Chair, Second Workshop on Sanskrit Computational Linguistics, CIF shodha Sansthan, Velianad, Kerala, 22nd - 27th Dec. 2011
  4. Co-Chair, Workshop on Sanskrit Computational Linguistics, Pune University, Dec 2010.
  5. Chair, First Workshop on Sanskrit Computational Linguistics, Univ of Hyderabada, Dec 2009.
  6. Co-chair: Third International Sanskrit Computational Linguistics Symposium, at Hyderabad, 15th Jan - 17th Jan 2009
  7. Lecture Series on 'Asiddhavat section in Ashtadhyayi', 12th Sept - 15th Sept 2008,Univ of Hyderabad
  8. Lecture Series on 'Structure of Ashtadhyaayi', 17th Dec - 22nd Dec 2007,Univ of Hyderabad
  9. Co-chair: First International Sanskrit Computational Linguistics Symposium, at Paris, 29th Oct - 31st Oct, 2007
  10. National Workshop on 'Parsing English: A Paninian View', Department of Sanskrit Studies, University of Hyderabad, 13th Nov 2006-18th Nov 2006 (NLPAI activity)
  11. National workshop on 'Sanskrit and Computers' at Sri Shankaracharya Univ of Sanskrit, Kaladi, from Feb 27- 2nd March, 2006
  12. Workshop on 'CL and NLP: Developing Gujarati Morphological Analyser', 2006 Feb, MSU, Baroda
  13. National Symposium on 'English Grammar in the light of Paaninian viewpoint' Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati, Nov 7-9, 2005
  14. National workshop on 'introduction of CL and NLP', 2004 Jan, MSU, Baroda
  15. National Workshop on 'Word Sense Disambiguation' (2002) with support from University of Brighton, UK (Adam Kilgariff)
  16. NLP training for teachers (2002) with support from DOE, Gov of India, Delhi
Panel Discussions
Tutorials Offered
Resource person
  1. Lectures at Teacher's Training Programme at OU, July 2013
  2. Lectures at Teacher's Training Programme at BHU, Varanasi, March 2013
  3. A bridge between Indian Logic and Western Logic: A series of 4 talks at the Workshop on Knowledge Representation and Navya Nyaya at Cinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sanstha, Velianad, Kerala, August 2012
  4. NLP Training program for university Teachers at Shri Shankaracharya Sanskrit University, Kalady, 9th - 12th May, 2011
  5. Lectures at Workshop on Panini and Tolkapium, MAdras University, Chennai, 23rd Dec 2010
  6. Lectures at Translator's Workshop: University of Hyderabad, Sept 2010
  7. Training program for LDCIL, CIIL, Mysore, 28th - 30th May, 2008
  8. Lecture at ESWARA, IIIT, Hyderabad, March 2010
  9. One week Advanced workshop on NLP, Dravidian University, Kuppam, 20-21 March, 2008
  10. North East Winter School on Linguistics, NEHU, Shillong, 2-4 Feb 2008
  11. 21 day Teachers Training Program for Sanskrit Teachers, Madras University,Chennai, 16th Feb 2008
  12. 21 day Teachers Training Program for Sanskrit Teachers, Sanskrit Akademy,Meerut, April 2007
  13. 2 day National workshop on 'Word Sense Disambiguation' organised by CALTS, 18,19th March, 2007
  14. 7 day National workshop in 'Navya Nyaya and AI Initiatives' organised by Asiatic Society, Kolkata, 25th October - 31st October, 2006
  15. 1 month training program for Sanskrit teachers (2001) at IIIT Hyderabad
  16. several 5 week training programs for college teachers on NLP (1991-1995) conducted by IIT Kanpur.
Reviewer: Conferences / Journals
Conferences
Honors and Membership
Students
  1. M.Tech.:
    1. vinish Jain
      Sanskrit-English Anusaaraka: Morphological Analyzer and Dictionary Component (Feb 2004), IIIT, Hyderabad
  2. M.S. (by research) in Computer Science:
    1. Himanshu Garg
      'Overcoming the font and script Barriers among Indian Languages' (March 2006), IIIT, Hyderabad, India
    2. Vipul Mittal
      `Developing Sanskrit Segmentizer' (2009-)(discontinued)
  3. M.Phil.:
    1. Chinmaya Dharurkar, Undefined Terms in Panini (2007, UoHyd)(co-guide)
    2. N Shailaja, Parser for Sanskrit (2009, UoHyd)
    3. Preeti Patel, Vibhakti Divergences between Sanskrit and Hindi (2010, UoHyd)
    4. Monali Das, Kaaraka Analysis of Sankshepa Ramayanam (2011, UoHyd)
    5. K. Surendra, Computational Analysis of 15th and 16th sargas of SundarKanda (2011, UoHyd)(co-guide)
    6. V V R Avinash Kumar, Linguistic Analysis of Mitralaabha of Hitopadesha (2014, UoHyd)
  4. Ph.D.:
    1. V Sheeba Computational Analysis of BalakAnda (2005, kerala)(co-guide)
    2. Sivaja Nair: Amarako\'{s}a - A Net of Sanskrit Words Thesis (2011, UoHyd)
    3. Anil Kumar Gupta: Sanskrit Compound Processor Thesis (2012, UoHyd)
    4. N Shailaja: Comparison of Paniniya Dhatuv.rttis Thesis (2014, UoHyd)
    5. Preeti Shukla: Word Sense Disambiguation (UoHyd) (ongoing)
    6. Monali Das: Anaphora resolution and Discourse Analysis in Sanskrit Thesis (2017, UoHyd)
    7. Pavankumar S.: Sanskrit compound word generator Thesis (2015,UoHyd)
    8. Arjun S. R. : Analysis and representation of Navya Nyaya expressions (UoHyd) (Submitted)
    9. Sanjeev Panchal: Sanskrit Parser (UoHyd) (ongoing)
    10. Madhoosoodan : Sanskrit Phonetics (UoHyd) (ongoing)
    11. Usha S: Kaaraka analysis of Sanskrit Dhatus (2015,RSVP, Tirupati) (co-guide)
Personal

Amba Pradeep Kulkarni (maiden name Amba PadmanabhaRao Anantpur; more popularly known as Amba Rao -- daughter of A. B. P. Rao -- than Amba Anantpur) was born on 5th March 1961 at Patna (Bihar), India, married to Pradeep Kulkarni and has twin sons Achyut and Kedar. She was brought up in Maharashtra, with her younger siblings Suresh, Meena and Jaya(va)nt. She had her earlier school education in Marathi at Saraswati High School, and later at Siddheswar High school. Though not topper, she always used to be among the first 5 students in the class. She always had good estimate about her performance in the examinations. At the 10th public examination she stood 4th in the Solapur city securing 83% marks(as per her estimate).

In 1970s girls were taking education, and also thinking of carreer. Being in Maharashtra, which is forward in many aspects, was an added advantage. Amba was fortunate to have an educational atmosphere at home. Her mother though herself not educated much, valued education, knew importance of education and hence always encouraged her children (especially daughters) in all possible ways to persue higher education. Her grandmother was a model for Amba, who in 1930s stood 1st and secured a gold medal in the public examination.

She got admission to both Medicine as well as Engineering, but decided to go for higher studies in Mathematics. She did her graduation (B.Sc. in mathematics securing 91% marks -- unprecedential performance in the history of Shivaji University. The second rank holder got only 82% marks. She continued with her higher studies at Shivaji University completing her Masters in mathematics in 1982, with Prof. L Radhakrishna and Prof. Kumbhojkar. 1978-1982 was the golden period of her studentship, during which time she topped in all her endavours - be in studies, music, essay competitions.

In 1979, she got 2nd prize in an Essay competition, organised by TIFR to celebrate the Birth Anniversery of Einstein. She also delivered a talk on All India Radio.

In 1990 she married to Pradeep Kulkarni, who had an untimely death in 2007. He and his parents valued education and supported Amba for her higher studies. He not only supported her but even encouraged her to take up a job of Research Scientist at IIT Kanpur, and to work under Prof. Vineet Chaitanya and Rajeev Sangal, even though it meant a separation for him from his family. It is only because of in-laws support she could pursue her higher studies M.Tech. (1992-1994) at no less than a premier institute of education in Computer Science in India -- at I.I.T. Kanpur. She got her Ph.D. in 2010 from University of Hyderabad. The degree is in the field of Applied Linguistics, under the guidance of her friend and colleague Prof. G Uma Maheshwar Rao. Recently in 2012 she got her M.A. in Sanskrit from the Karnataka State Open University at Mysore. She was awarded a Vishishta Sanskrit Sevavrati Sammaan by the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Delhi in August 2015. Recently she gave an interview to the most popular educational portal brainbuxa .

Persons from whom she had informal educative lessons
There are many many others, from whom she learnt small neverthless important lessons of her life, ranging from servants to the nurses in hospitals, to strangers whom she met only once in life.

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