Ashwini Vaidya


Assistant Professor
Computational Linguistics

MS 623, IIT Delhi, Haus Khas, New Delhi 110016, India

Phone: +91-(0)11-2654 8405


Representative Publications
  • Ashwini Vaidya, Sumeet Agarwal, Martha Palmer. 2016. Linguistic features for Hindi light verb construction identification. Proceedings of COLING 2016
  • VaidyaAshwini, Owen Rambow and Martha Palmer. 2019 Syntactic composition and selectional preferences in Hindi Light Verb constructions. Linguistic Issues in Language Technology, Vol 17:1. pp 1-30
  • Riyaz Ahmad Bhat, Rajesh Bhatt, Annahita Farudi, Prescott Klassen, Bhuvana Narasimhan, Martha Palmer, Owen Rambow, Dipti Misra Sharma, Ashwini Vaidya, Sri Ramagurumurthy Vishnu, and Fei Xia, 2017. The Hindi/Urdu Treebank Project, Handbook of Linguistic Annotation (edited by Nancy Ide and James Pustejovsky), Springer Press.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences in IIT Delhi. My overall research goal is to build computational models for linguistic phenomena in a manner that is informed by theories of language and cognition. A computational lens on language gives us the chance to understand and explain our specialized linguistic ability via computational grammars or models. At the same time, much of this work is not possible without the existence of basic linguistic resources like corpora and lexicons. My research aims at addressing both these goals, particularly for Indian languages (Hindi, Marathi, Urdu).