About me

I am a Natural Language Processing (NLP) & Data Mining programmer. Language and the patterns associated with it have always intrigued me.

Some facts about me: I am a graduate in Computer Science with specialisation in NLP from Language Technologies Research Centre IIIT-Hyderabad. My Master’s thesis was on “Transfer Grammar Engine and Automatic Learning of Reorder Rules in Machine Translation” tried and tested on English-Hindi Machine Translation system. During my Research Assistantship at IIIT-Hyderabad, I played a pivotal role in building an Indian Language Machine Translation (MT) System, named SAMPARK, funded by Department of IT, Govt. of India.

After graduation I worked with Lexical Computing Ltd. for 3 years. My knowledge in MT gave me an opportunity to work on an interesting EU research project namely PRESEMT. At LCL, I collaborated with number of well known NLP researchers such as Dr. Adam Kilgarriff, Dr. Diana McCarthy, Dr. Simon Smith.

After working as a freelancer for LCL, I went to taste the real corporate job at IBM Watson group. I worked on concept mining from clinical records at IBM Watson in collaboration with IBM Research and MD Anderson Cancer Research Centre.

Right now I am on a break and travelling India on my Bike. On my way I am also freelancing mainly in Python, NLP, Data Mining and Machine Learning.

This website will mainly consist of my writings about latest projects, NLP & Data mining tools, Travel logs, Adventure & my experiences.

Interests: NLP, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Corpus Linguistics, Information Extraction & Information Retrieval.

Resume for more details about work and projects.

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Things I am doing now:
Tick Logo Finding new clients working on NLP & Data mining / Land at a new job.
Tick Logo Reading: Rafa: My Story

Before college I was just another student from India having dreamt of IIT’s. Not bad but I landed at IIIT-Hyderabad which has an extra ‘I’. I was just part of the race for a long time, but since couple of years I have been doing what I really love. Now I am quite obsessed with living my life to the fullest and on the way striking of items from my bucketlist.

Hobbies: Fitness, Adventure Sports (Skiing, Surfing, Paragliding, Hiking) and Traveling

Apart from work I am a fitness freak and adventure junkie. I love travel and meeting different people. Its both fun to be with people and the mountains. I am a P1 certificate Paraglider, Intermediate Skier, Advanced Open Water certified Scuba diver and hiker. Hope to tick of more adventures in future.

Adventures to come:
Tick LogoRoad trip to Leh Ladakh.
Tick LogoScubadiving in Dwaraka.

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