Computational Sanskrit and Digital Humanities

Computational Sanskrit and Digital Humanities

Special CALL for FULL PAPERS – Computational Sanskrit and Digital Humanities

Convenors: Gérard Huet, Amba Kulkarni & Ian McCrabb

FULL papers are invited on original and unpublished research on various aspects of Computational Linguistics and Digital Humanities related to Sanskrit (Classical and Vedic), Prakrit, Pali, Buddhist Hybrid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. Accepted papers are to be published in advance of the WSC 2022 meetings in January 2022, or soon thereafter.

Scholars interested in participating in the Computational Sanskrit and Digital Humanities section should submit their FULL  papers by email to with a copy to and with “Computational Sanskrit and Digital Humanities NEW SUBMISSION” in the subject line.

It is possible that some of you may have advanced your work further and would like to revise your submission. If you would like to do this please email your submission to: If you had already made a submission you will have received an email regarding revisions on 02 Dec 2020.

These manuscript submissions will be reviewed by members of the Programme Committee of the section. To prepare your manuscript for submission and to procure the relevant LaTeX style files, you may download instructions here and find links to style files here.

The proceedings of this section will be published by the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) and will be included in the ACL Anthology.

The deadline for submitting papers for consideration is March 31, 2021.

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

Computational linguistics:
• 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
• Stylometry and authorship attribution
• OCR recognition of ancient Indian scripts
• Digital cataloguing of manuscripts
• Digital font creation, rendering of phonetic features, etc.

Misc computer applications relevant to Sanskrit:
• Software tools for teaching Sanskrit
• Sanskrit speech recognition and synthesis
• Social media applications for Sanskrit dissemination

Programme Committee:

Amba Kulkarni (University of Hyderabad)
Oliver Hellwig (University of Zurich)

Ivan Andrijanić (University of Zagreb)
Stefan Baums (University of Munich)
Arnab Bhattacharya (IIT Kanpur)
Brendan Gillon (McGill University)
Pawan Goyal (IIT Kharagpur)
Malhar Kulkarni (IIT Bombay)
Dhaval Patel (Ahmedabad)
Wiebke Petersen (University of Düsseldorf)
Pavan Kumar Satuluri (Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Veliyanad)
Sai Susarla (MIT, Pune)
Peter Scharf (IIIT Hyderabad)
Srinivasa Varakhedi (KKSU, Ramtek)

International Association of Sanskrit Studies

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