Some Fun Stuffs!

Apart from Physics, I have interests in free softwares, in particular those related to computing in Bengali (my native language).

In my free time, I have been experimenting and coding for a free (as in freedom) machine translator for Bengali, Anubadok.

Anubadok translation system relies on a Penn Treebank Tagger for parts of speech tagging. For this purpose, I had to enhance some functionality of Brill's rule-based parts-of-speech tagger. The modified tagger is available as GPoSTTL.

During 2010-11, I successfully led an online petition with working demonstration requesting Anandabazar Patrika to start using modern Unicode.

Here is the link to an English to Bengali dictionary run by Ankur.

"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do."
-- Anonymous.