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Saxena, Anju
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Saxena, A. (2018). Language contact in Kinnaur (the Indian Himalayas). Årsbok / Kungl. Humanistiska Vetenskaps-Samfundet i Uppsala, 2016-2017, 87-102
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Language contact in Kinnaur (the Indian Himalayas)
2018 (English)In: Årsbok / Kungl. Humanistiska Vetenskaps-Samfundet i Uppsala, ISSN 0349-0416, Vol. 2016-2017, p. 87-102Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2018
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-356737 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2018-08-06 Created: 2018-08-06 Last updated: 2018-10-10Bibliographically approved
Malm, P., Mumtaz Virk, S., Borin, L. & Saxena, A. (2018). LingFN: Towards a Framenet for the Linguistics Domain. In: Tiago Timponi Torrent, Lars Borin & Collin F. Baker (Ed.), Proceedings of the LREC 2018 Workshop International FrameNet Workshop 2018: Multilingual Framenets and Constructicons. Paper presented at 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 7-12 May 2018, Miyazaki (Japan) (pp. 37-43).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>LingFN: Towards a Framenet for the Linguistics Domain
2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the LREC 2018 Workshop International FrameNet Workshop 2018: Multilingual Framenets and Constructicons / [ed] Tiago Timponi Torrent, Lars Borin & Collin F. Baker, 2018, p. 37-43Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Framenets and frame semantics have proved useful for a number of natural language processing (NLP) tasks. However, in this connection framenets have often been criticized for limited coverage. A proposed reasonable-effort solution to this problem is to develop domainspecific (sublanguage) framenets to complement the corresponding general-language framenets for particular NLP tasks, and in the literature we find such initiatives covering, e.g., medicine, soccer, and tourism. In this paper, we report on our experiments and first results on building a framenet to cover the terms and concepts encountered in descriptive linguistic grammars. A contextual statistics based approach is used to judge the polysemous nature of domain-specific terms, and to design new domain-specific frames. The work is part of a more extensive research undertaking where we are developing NLP methodologies for automatic extraction of linguistic information from traditional linguistic descriptions to build typological databases, which otherwise are populated using a labor intensive manual process.

Keywords
domain-specific framenet, information extraction, frame semantic parsing, lexical resource, South Asian linguistics
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-348855 (URN)979-10-95546-04-7 (ISBN)
Conference
11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 7-12 May 2018, Miyazaki (Japan)
Available from: 2018-04-18 Created: 2018-04-18 Last updated: 2018-04-19Bibliographically approved
Virk, S. M., Borin, L., Saxena, A. & Hammarström, H. (2017). Automatic extraction of typological linguistic features from descriptive grammars. In: Ekštein, Kamil; Matoušek, Václav (Ed.), Text, Speech, and Dialogue: 20th International Conference, TSD 2017, Prague, Czech Republic, August 27-31, 2017, Proceedings (pp. 111-119). Springer, 10415
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Automatic extraction of typological linguistic features from descriptive grammars
2017 (English)In: Text, Speech, and Dialogue: 20th International Conference, TSD 2017, Prague, Czech Republic, August 27-31, 2017, Proceedings / [ed] Ekštein, Kamil; Matoušek, Václav, Springer, 2017, Vol. 10415, p. 111-119Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The present paper describes experiments on automatically extracting typological linguistic features of natural languages from traditional written descriptive grammars. The feature-extraction task has high potential value in typological, genealogical, historical, and other related areas of linguistics that make use of databases of structural features of languages. Until now, extraction of such features from grammars has been done manually, which is highly time and labor consuming and becomes prohibitive when extended to the thousands of languages for which linguistic descriptions are available. The system we describe here starts from semantically parsed text over which a set of rules are applied in order to extract feature values. We evaluate the system’s performance on the manually curated Grambank database as the gold standard and report the first measures of precision and recall for this problem

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2017
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
National Category
Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-336734 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-64206-2_13 (DOI)978-3-319-64206-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-15 Created: 2017-12-15 Last updated: 2018-12-05Bibliographically approved
Saxena, A. (Ed.). (2015). Special issue: Micro-linguistic areas in South Asia. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Special issue: Micro-linguistic areas in South Asia
2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2015. p. 147
Series
Journal of South Asian Languages and Linguistics, ISSN 2196-0771 ; 2(1)
Keywords
micro-linguistic area, South Asian languages, areal linguistics
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270306 (URN)
Available from: 2015-12-26 Created: 2015-12-26 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Borin, L., Saxena, A., Rama, T. & Comrie, B. (2014). Linguistic landscaping of South Asia using digital language resources: Genetic vs. areal linguistics. In: Proceedings of LREC 2014: . Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), MAY 26-31, 2014, Reykjavik, ICELAND (pp. 3137-3144). Reykjavik: ELRA
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Linguistic landscaping of South Asia using digital language resources: Genetic vs. areal linguistics
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of LREC 2014, Reykjavik: ELRA , 2014, p. 3137-3144Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Like many other research fields, linguistics is entering the age of big data. We are now at a point where it is possible to see how new research questions can be formulated and old research questions addressed from a new angle or established results verified on the basis of exhaustive collections of data, rather than small, carefully selected samples. For example, South Asia is often mentioned in the literature as a classic example of a linguistic area, but there is no systematic, empirical study substantiating this claim. Examination of genealogical and areal relationships among South Asian languages requires a large-scale quantitative and qualitative comparative study, encompassing more than one language family. Further, such a study cannot be conducted manually, but needs to draw on extensive digitized language resources and state-of-the-art computational tools. We present some preliminary results of our large-scale investigation of the genealogical and areal relationships among the languages of this region, based on the linguistic descriptions available in the 19 tomes of Grierson's monumental Linguistic Survey of India (1903-1927), which is currently being digitized with the aim of turning the linguistic information in the LSI into a digital language resource suitable for a broad array of linguistic investigations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Reykjavik: ELRA, 2014
Keywords
genetic linguistics, areal linguistics, lexicostatistics, historical linguistics, language typology, contact linguistics, language contact
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
Research subject
Linguistics; Computational Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-241011 (URN)000355611004124 ()978-2-9517408-8-4 (ISBN)
Conference
9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), MAY 26-31, 2014, Reykjavik, ICELAND
Projects
Digital areal linguistics
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2015-01-08 Created: 2015-01-08 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Borin, L. & Saxena, A. (Eds.). (2013). Approaches to measuring linguistic differences. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Approaches to measuring linguistic differences
2013 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2013. p. 545
Series
Trend in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs, ISSN 1861-4302 ; 265
Keywords
historical linguistics, language comparison, genealogical linguistics, areal linguistics, language typology, language technology
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
Research subject
Linguistics; Computational Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270337 (URN)978-3-11-030375-9 (ISBN)978-3-11-030525-8 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2009-1448
Available from: 2015-12-27 Created: 2015-12-27 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Saxena, A. & Borin, L. (2013). Carving Tibeto-Kanauri by its joints: Using basic vocabulary lists for genetic grouping of languages. In: Lars Borin and Anju Saxena (Ed.), Approaches to measuring linguistic differences: (pp. 175-198). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Carving Tibeto-Kanauri by its joints: Using basic vocabulary lists for genetic grouping of languages
2013 (English)In: Approaches to measuring linguistic differences / [ed] Lars Borin and Anju Saxena, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2013, p. 175-198Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2013
Series
Trends in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs, ISSN 1861-4302 ; 265
Keywords
Tibeto-Burman languages, language classification, Swadesh list, genealogical linguistics
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
Research subject
Linguistics; Computational Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270358 (URN)987-3-11-030375-9 (ISBN)987-3-11-030525-8 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2009-1448
Available from: 2015-12-27 Created: 2015-12-27 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Borin, L., Saxena, A. & Comrie, B. (2013). The Intercontinental Dictionary Series - a rich and principled database for language comparison. In: Approaches to measuring linguistic differences: (pp. 285-302). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Intercontinental Dictionary Series - a rich and principled database for language comparison
2013 (English)In: Approaches to measuring linguistic differences, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2013, p. 285-302Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2013
Series
Trends in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs, ISSN 1861-4302 ; 265
Keywords
Swadesh list, core vocabulary, Intercontinental Dictionary Series, language comparison, language typology, genealogical linguistics
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
Research subject
Linguistics; Computational Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270359 (URN)978-3-11-030375-9 (ISBN)978-3-11-030525-8 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2009-1448
Available from: 2015-12-27 Created: 2015-12-27 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Csató, É. Á., Enwall, J., Isaksson, B., Jahani, C., Månsson, A., Saxena, A., . . . Consolaro, A. (Eds.). (2012). Orientalia Suecana: Vol. LX (2011). Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Orientalia Suecana: Vol. LX (2011)
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2012 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2012. p. 205
Series
Orientalia Suecana, ISSN 0078-6578 ; 60
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-177278 (URN)
Available from: 2012-07-06 Created: 2012-07-06 Last updated: 2017-09-29Bibliographically approved
Saxena, A. (2012). The sound system of Nàvakat. Orientalia Suecana, 60, 185-191
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The sound system of Nàvakat
2012 (English)In: Orientalia Suecana, ISSN 0078-6578, E-ISSN 2001-7324, Vol. 60, p. 185-191Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to describe the basic sound system of Nàvakat, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Nako village in Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh, India). This is the first attempt to describe the sound system of any Upper Kinnaur language. The analysis presented here shows that Nàvakat exhibits many features which are typically associated with Tibetan. It shows especially close affinity with the sound systems of Tibetan varieties such as Tabo and Ladakhi. In all these respects, it differs from the sound system of Sangla Kinnauri – a West Himalayish Kanauri variety spoken in Lower Kinnaur.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2012
Keywords
Nàvakat, Tibeto-Burman, Kinnaur, Tibetan, sound system
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-177298 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2007-6887
Available from: 2012-07-06 Created: 2012-07-06 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
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