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Nepali NLP Group conducts research and development activities in the field of natural language processing. Our research combines findings from linguistics with methods in machine leaning to develop efficient algorithms to process texts in Nepali.


Broadly, we work in the following areas:


  • Nepali NLP, morphology, parsing

  • Information extraction, data mining

  • Text analytics, social medial analytics

  • Linguistics resource development: corpora, lexicons




  • Negation in Nepali Verbs

    by Shreeya Singh Dhakal on Nov. 29, 2017


    Negation is used to express the opposite meaning of affirmative sentences. Negation in Nepali verbs takes place due to affixation(suffixation and prefixation). The negative case marker न(na) is either prefixed or suffixed with verb roots or verb forms ...

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    Word Formation and Nominal Inflections in Nepali

    by Ingroj Shrestha on July 30, 2017


    Figure 1: Word Formation in Nepali


    The process of word formations(शब्दनिर्माण / शब्दरचना) in Nepali can be categorized into: inflection(रुपायन) and derivation(व्युत्पादन). Types of word formation process ...

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    An Introduction to Written Nepali

    by Shreeya Singh Dhakal on July 23, 2017


    Nepali is an Indo-Aryan language. It is written in Devnagari script. Hindi, Bengali, Marathi and Sanskrit are some other languages written in the same script. It follows Subject + Verb + Object pattern in writing and is written from left to right ...

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    Verbal Inflections in Nepali

    by Ingroj Shrestha on Aug. 6, 2017


    Like nominal inflections, verbal inflections in Nepali occur due to suffixation. Verbs in Nepali are highly inflected. Inflectional suffixes operate on verb roots to represent different grammatical categories of verb. In this blog post, we'll discuss verbal inflections in ...

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    An Introduction to Derivation in Nepali

    by Shreeya Singh Dhakal on Dec. 19, 2017


    Figure 1: Derivations in Nepali


    In linguistics, the formation of new words from free morphemes is a very common process. The process of word formation (शब्दनिर्माण / शब्दरचना) in Nepali can be divided into inflection (र ...

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    Derivation in Nepali: Affixation

    by Shreeya Singh Dhakal on Dec. 22, 2017


    Afffixation (सर्ग प्रक्रिया) is the process which involves attaching an affix to a root or stem. Affixation in Nepali can be of two types and they are suffixation (प्रत्यय प्रक्रिया) and ...

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    Derivation in Nepali: Compounding

    by Shreeya Singh Dhakal on Jan. 30, 2018


    This blog post is the third post in the series 'Derivation in Nepali'. In the previous posts (An Introduction to Derivation in Nepali and Derivation in Nepali: Affixation), we gave a brief introduction to derivations in Nepali and discussed the ...

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    Derivation in Nepali: Reduplication

    by Shreeya Singh Dhakal on April 9, 2018


    This blog post is the fourth post in the series 'Derivation in Nepali'. In the previous posts (An Introduction to Derivation in Nepali, Derivation in Nepali: Affixation and Derivation in Nepali: Compounding), we gave a brief introduction to derivations in ...

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