I have completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, in Sept 2019, under the guidance of Dr. Pawan Goyal. I am currently appointed as Post-doctoral Research Associate in Language Technology group of University of Hamburg, working with Chris Biemann. My basic interest lies in the study of Natural Language Processing, Cognitive aspects of Natural Language Processing.
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RESEARCH ABSTRACT [Back to top]
Networks for Lexical Semantics
Lexical semantics focuses on semantic understanding of lexical units like words, sub-words, phrases, etc. Dealing with lexical semantics is one of the basic steps towards natural language understanding. Being motivated by the idea of using networks (graphs) to represent the language units and their relationships, researchers have applied network theory in NLP tasks like evaluating machine generated summaries, detection of ambiguity in a text, part-of-speech (POS) induction, word sense induction, etc. My focus is to explore the scope of utilizing networks for improving semantic understanding of lexical units. We attempt this investigation using two types of networks: i) external networks like Wikipedia network, citation network, etc., ii) networks prepared from the given corpus like distributional thesaurus network, hierarchical hyponym-hypernym network, etc.
PUBLICATIONS [Back to top]
A Jana, N R Varimalla, P Goyal, Using Distributional Thesaurus Embedding for Co-hyponymy Detection, in LREC 2020. [Arxiv]
A Jana, A Mukherjee, P Goyal, Network measures: A new paradigm towards reliable novel word sense detection, in International Journal of Information Processing and Management 2019. [Link]
S Sharma, B Santra, A Jana, T.Y.S.S. Santosh, N Ganguly and P Goyal, Incorporating Domain Knowledge into Medical NLI using Knowledge Graphs, in EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019. [PDF].
A Jana, D Puzyrev, A Panchenko, P Goyal, C Biemann and A Mukherjee, On the Compositionality Prediction of Noun Phrases using Poincaré Embeddings, in ACL 2019. [PDF].
A Jana, A Mukherjee, P Goyal, Detecting Reliable Novel Word Senses: A Network-Centric Approach, in ACM SAC 2019. [PDF]
A Jana, P Kanojiya, P Goyal, A Mukherjee, WikiRef: Wikilinks as a route to recommending appropriate references for scientific Wikipedia pages, in COLING 2018. [PDF]
A Jana, P Goyal, Can Network Embedding of Distributional Thesaurus be Combined with Word Vectors for Better Representation?, in NAACL HLT 2018. [PDF]
A Jana, P Goyal, Network Features Based Co-hyponymy Detection, in LREC 2018. [PDF]
A Jana, S Mooriyath, A Mukherjee, P Goyal, WikiM: Metapaths based Wikification of Scientific Abstracts, in JCDL 2017. [PDF]
M Sinha, T Dasgupta, A Jana, A Basu, Design and Development of a Bangla Semantic Lexicon and Semantic Similarity Measure, in International Journal of Computer Applications June 2014 Edition. [PDF]
M Sinha, A Jana, T Dasgupta, A Basu, A New Semantic Lexicon and Similarity Measure in Bangla, in Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon (CogALex-III), pages 171-182, COLING 2012, Mumbai,December 2012. [PDF]
M Biswas, A Jana, R Paul, HN Saha, A Secure Routing Protocol Based on Fidelity, in International Conference on Scientific Paradigm Shift In Information Technology & Management. Science City, Kolkata. January, 2011. [PDF]
ACADEMICS [Back to top]
Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing from Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), IIT Kharagpur [2015 - 2019]
M.Tech. in Computer Science & Engg from Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), IIT Kharagpur [2011 - 2013]
B.Tech. in Computer Science & Engg. from Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata [2007 - 2011]
Schooling from Bagnan High School, Bagnan, Howrah (Class V to XII) [1999 - 2007]
Spring 2018: Information Retrieval, CSE, IIT Kharagpur
Autumn 2017: Algorithm-I, CSE, IIT Kharagpur
Spring 2017: Deep Learning, CSE, IIT Kharagpur
Spring 2016: Complex Network, CSE, IIT Kharagpur
Autumn 2015: Data Analytics, CSE, IIT Kharagpur
Spring 2015: Information Retrieval, CSE, IIT Kharagpur
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE [Back to top]
Senior Research Fellow in Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), IIT Kharagpur [Aug 2014 - Dec 2014]
CONTACT ME [Back to top]
Permanent address: Kali Krishna Dham, Khalore, Bagnan, Howrah, West Bengal-711303, India.
Email address: abhikjana1 [AT] gmail [DOT] com
Date modified: April 4, 2020