Shreyas Pimpalgaonkar


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Introduction to ProverbNet: An Online Multilingual Database of Proverbs and Comprehensive Metadata
Shreyas Pimpalgaonkar | Dhanashree Lele | Malhar Kulkarni | Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON)

Proverbs are unique linguistic expressions used by humans in the process of communication. They are frozen expressions and have the capacity to convey deep semantic aspects of a given language. This paper describes ProverbNet, a novel online multilingual database of proverbs and comprehensive metadata equipped with a multipurpose search engine to store, explore, understand, classify and analyze proverbs and their metadata. ProverbNet has immense applications including machine translation, cognitive studies and learning tools. We have 2320 Sanskrit Proverbs and 1136 Marathi proverbs and their metadata in ProverbNet and are adding more proverbs in different languages to the network.