The Odia WordNet Project is being carried out as part of the Indradhanush WordNet Consortium Project sanctioned by Department of Information Technology (DIT), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India, New Delhi. The Indradhanush WordNet Consortium consists of 9 Institutes working on development of WordNet’s for 7 languages. Details are as under: 


  • Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad (Gujarati WordNet)
  • Goa University, Goa (Consortium leader and Konkani WordNet)
  • IIT Bombay (Co-Consortium leader)
  • Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (Bengali WordNet)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (Urdu WordNet)
  • Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjabi WordNet)
  • Thapar University, Patiala (Punjabi WordNet)
  • University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (Oriya WordNet)
  • University of Kashmir, Srinagar (Kashmiri WordNet)


 The departments involved in the development of Odia WordNet at University of  Hyderabad are – Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies and Department of Computer and Information Sciences (DCIS) 


The Team 


Project Investigators (P.I.):

Prof. Panchanan Mohanty, P.I., Professor, Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies,

University of Hyderabad.

Prof. Hrushikesh Mohanty, Co-P.I, Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences,

University of Hyderabad.


 Indradhanush Project Staff


Dr. Harekrishna Patra, Senior Linguist.

Dr. Ramesh Chandra Malik, Lexicographer.

Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Mohapatra, Lexicographer.

Gouri Sahoo, Computer Programmer