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Indradhanush WordNets

 

Indradhanush WordNet is a mission mode project funded by Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India, New Delhi and executed by a consortium of nine academic institutions from all over India. The title of the project is “Development of Indradhanush: an Integrated WordNet for Bengali, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Konkani, Odia, Punjabi and Urdu”.

 

Indradhanush WordNet Consortium comes under the umbrella of IndoWordnet along with two other consortiums namely, North East WordNet Consortium which works on “Development of NE WordNet: An Integrated WordNet for North East Languages: Assamese, Bodo, Manipuri and Nepali” and Dravidian WordNet Consortium which works on “Development of Dravidian WordNet: An Integrated WordNet for Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam”. These WordNets are developed at different institutes in India and co-ordinated by IIT Bombay. These WordNets are constructed and linked to Hindi and English WordNets and amongst each other.

 

The WordNets can be used to facilitate tasks listed below:
1.    Automatic multi-lingual dictionary construction
2.    Machine Translation
3.    Cross-lingual Information Retrieval

 

The Institutions involved in this WordNet development activity are:
•    Goa University, Goa (Consortium Leader and Konkani WordNet development)
•    IIT Bombay, Powai (Co-Consortium leader)
•    Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (Bengali WordNet development)
•    University of Kashmir, Srinagar (Kashmiri WordNet development)
•    University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (Odia WordNet development)
•    Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjabi WordNet development)
•    Thapar University, Patiala (Punjabi WordNet development)
•    Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad (Gujarati WordNet development)
•    Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (Urdu WordNet development)
 

This project was started in August 2010.