The language of infinite words

I wrote this article for submission to a popular science writing competition by the Department of Science and Technology. Here is my research story, which did not make to grab the award. The story is based on our research on the morphological richness of Malayalam language. How many words are there in your language? How many of them do you know? Can you find all those words in a dictionary? [Read More]

Text Speech and Dialogue: TSD 2020

I presented a paper on Quantitative Analysis of the Morphological Complexity of Malayalam Language at 23rd International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue: TSD 2020, Brno, Czech Republic, September 8–11 2020. The year being 2020, the entire conference happened in remote participation mode. Conference proceedings and pre-recorded presentation videos were made available to the participants and we discussed it over online zoom sessions. It was a novel experience and I am super excited about how I got feedbacks and ideas to work on, even after the live sessions. [Read More]

Talk on 'Malayalam orthographic reforms' at Grafematik 2018

Santhosh and I presented a paper on ‘Malayalam orthographic reforms: impact on language and popular culture’ at Graphematik conference held at IMT Atlantique, Brest, France on 14th and 15th of June, 2018. Our session was chaired by Dr. Christa Dürscheid. The paper we presented is available here. The video of our presentation is available in youtube. Grafematik is a conference, first of its kind, bringing together disciplines concerned with writing systems and their representation in written communication. [Read More]

Typoday 2018

Santhosh and I jointly presented a paper at Typoday 2018. The paper was titled ‘Spiral splines in typeface design: A case study of Manjari Malayalam typeface’. The full paper is available here. The presentation is available here. Typoday is the annual conference where typographers and graphic designers from academia and industry come up with their ideas and showcase their work. Typoday 2018 was held at Convocation Hall, University of Mumbai. [Read More]