6th International Sanskrit Computational Linguistics Symposium

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India -- 721302.

Oct 23 - 25

Call for Papers: 6th ISCLS

Full papers are invited on original and unpublished research on various aspects of Computational Linguistics and Digital Humanities related to Sanskrit (Classical and Vedic), Prakrit, Pali, Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit, etc.

May 10

Submission Deadline

July 5

Notification of Acceptance

July 25

Camera Ready Version Due

Areas of Interest

The areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Areas of Interest

Sanskrit Computational linguistics: with extensions to related ancient Indian languages (Vedic, Pali, Prakrits)

  • Digital lexicons, thesauri and wordnets
  • Computational phonology and morphology
  • Syntactic analysis
  • Prose order normalisation
  • Parsing
  • Structural semantics
  • Machine Translation
  • Automatic analysis of Sanskrit corpus
  • Machine Learning approaches to computational processing
  • Navya Nyāya technical language processing and semantic analysis
  • Information extraction

Shāstric Sanskrit texts and computation

  • Computer modeling and simulation of Paninian and other traditional grammars
  • Theories of Śābdabodha and Sanskrit computational processing

Sanskrit digital libraries management

  • Tools for acquisition & maintenance of Sanskrit digital corpus
  • Library crawlers or search tools in Sanskrit corpus
  • Incorporation of grammatical information in Sanskrit corpus
  • Automated tools for evaluation of Sanskrit poetry, e.g., meter recognition/verification, alaṃkāra identification, śleṣa analysis
  • Software tools for phylogenic studies, intertextuality management, establishment of critical editions, and other philological applications
  • OCR recognition of romanized Sanskrit as well as ancient Indian scripts
  • Digital cataloguing of manuscripts
  • Digital font creation, rendering of phonetic features, etc.
  • Encoding procedures and workflows
  • Presentation and transformation of TEI data
  • Named entity recognition
  • Collaborative annotation and editing
  • Alignment of text with images (including manuscripts)
  • User interface design

Misc computer applications relevant to Sanskrit

  • Software tools for teaching Sanskrit
  • Sanskrit speech recognition and synthesis
  • Social media applications for Sanskrit dissemination

Past Editions

INRIA Paris Rocquencourt (2007) | Brown University, USA (2008) | University of Hyderabad India (2009) | JNU, Delhi, India (2010) | IIT Bombay (2013)

Program Committee

  • Stefan Baums (University of Munich)
  • Laxmidhar Behera (IIT Kanpur)
  • Brendan Gillon (McGill University)
  • Pawan Goyal (IIT Kharagpur)
  • Olivier Hellwig (University of Zurich)
  • Gérard Huet (Inria Paris)
  • Girish Nath Jha (JNU, Delhi)
  • Amba Kulkarni (University of Hyderabad)
  • Malhar Kulkarni (IIT Bombay)
  • Andrew Ollett (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)
  • Dhaval Patel (Ahmedabad)
  • Ganesh Ramakrishnan (IIT Bombay)
  • Pavan Kumar Satuluri (Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Veliyanad)
  • Peter Scharf (IIIT Hyderabad)
  • Srinivasa Varakhedi (KKSU, Ramtek)
  • K Varalakshmi (Osmania University, Hyderabad)

Steering Committee

  • Brendan Gillon (McGill University)
  • Pawan Goyal (IIT Kharagpur)
  • Gérard Huet (Inria Paris)
  • Girish Nath Jha (JNU, Delhi)
  • Amba Kulkarni (University of Hyderabad)
  • Malhar Kulkarni (IIT Bombay)
  • Peter Scharf ( Sanskrit Library USA and IIIT Hyderabad)

Contact Info


Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology,
Kharagpur 721302, West Bengal, India.

contact to:

Pawan Goyal / Amrith Krishna
Email : iscls@outlook.com