Dr. Parteek Bhatia
Associate Professor

Designation:

Associate Professor

Specialization:

NLP, Machine Learning and Human Computer Interface for Education of Hearing Impaired people

Email:

parteek.bhatia@thapar.edu

Contact No.

+91-9876-175-046

Biography

Parteek Bhatia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He has more than eighteen years of academic experience, including six years at D.A.V College Amritsar. He has earned his B.Tech from SLIET and MS from BITS Pilani. He has completed his Ph.D on "UNL Based Machine Translation System for Punjabi Language" from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology. He has published more than 75 research papers and articles in Journals, Conferences and Magazines of repute. His research work with UNDL foundation, Geneva, Switzerland involved participation in Advanced UNL School at Alexandria, EGYPT in 2012 and at Geneva, Switzerland in 2013 and 2014. He is a winner of Gold Medal at International competition UNL Olympiad II,UNL Olympiad III and UNL Olympiad IV conducted by UNDL Foundation in year 2013 and 2014. He has authored six books including  Simplified Approach to DBMS, Simplified Approach to Visual Basic and Simplified Approach to Oracle. He is acting as Principal Investigator of DST Funded research project on "Automatic Generation of Sign Language from Hindi Text for Communication and Education of Hearing Impaired people". He is acting as Co-PI on Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) funded research project on  "Innovative Research in Pedagogy with Mini-MOOCs blended with instruction strategies to enhance quality in Higher Education". He has successfully completed research Project on Development of Indradhanush: An Integrated WordNet for Bengali, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Konkani, Oriya, Punjabi and Urdu Sponsored By Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Govt. of India.

Research Projects

  • Acting as Principal Investigator for ongoing three years SEED Division of DST funded (INR 17.26 lakhs) research project titled as “Automatic Generation of Sign Language from Hindi Text for Communication and Education of Hearing Impaired people”.
  • Acting as Co-Principal Investigator for ongoing research project titled as “Innovative Research in Pedagogy with Mini-MOOCs blended with instruction strategies to enhance quality in Higher Education” funded by International Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) 0f 1,00,000GBP for two years.
  • Successfully Completed DoECT funded (INR 19.234 lakh) three years research project titled as “Development of Indradhanush: An Integrated WordNet for Bengali, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Konkani, Oriya, Punjabi and Urdu” as Co-Principal Investigator.

Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies

  • Life member of ISTE(Indian society for technical education)
  • Association for Computing Machinery(ACM)

Publications and other Research Outputs

SCI: 06

  1. Rani, Sujata, and Parteek Kumar. "A Sentiment Analysis System to Improve Teaching and Learning." IEEE Computer 50.5 (2017): 36-43. (IF: 1.115)
  2. Agarwal, Vaibhav, and Parteek Kumar. "A public platform for developing language-independent applications." Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Oxford University Press, February, 2017. (Impact factor: 0.525)
  3. Agarwal, Vaibhav, and Parteek Kumar. "A Multilingual Cross-Domain Client Application Prototype for UNL-ization and NL-ization for NLP Applications." Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Oxford University Press, April, 2016. (Impact factor: 0.525)
  4. Parteek Kumar, R.K. Sharma, Punjabi DeConverter for generating Punjabi from Universal Networking Language, Springer: Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C, Vol. 14 No. 3, March 2013: 79-196. (Impact factor 0.415)
  5. Parteek Kumar, R.K. Sharma, Punjabi to UNL enconversion system, Springer: Sadhana, Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences, Vol. 37, No. 2, April 2012:299–318. (Impact factor 0.476)
  6. Parteek Kumar and R. K. Sharma, “Generation of UNL Attributes and Resolving Relations for Punjabi Enconverter”, Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (ISSN 0127-9084) Vol.24, No.1, March 2011: 34-46. (Impact factor 0.405)

Non-SCI: 86

Mini MOOC Course on SQL

Mini MOOC on Beginning SQL: A Simplified Approach has been developed to equip the learners to perform basic operations on database, joining of tables and aggregation of data in SQL.

This course has been developed as the outcome of Innovative Research in Pedagogy with Mini-MOOCs blended with instruction strategies to enhance quality in Higher Education” sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), and Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala.

This course has been running at FutureLearn Platform (4th largest online course portal similar to Coursera) from Sept 2017 on invitation basis for Indian students.

The unique feature of this course is that it has been specially designed according to the needs of Indian learners (or Asian Continent learners). We know that our students face problems during learning from video lectures in terms of language used in these sessions, accent and pace of presenter, complexity levels of contents and limited engagement by the presenter etc.

To cater our learners effectively, all the video lectures have been developed bi-lingual. It means all video lectures are available in English as well as in Hindi language. For every topic, you will get two options for video lectures; you can watch it in English or in Hindi. However, in Hindi lectures, Hindi has been used as mode for communication while contents have been provided in English language, because ultimately learner has to reproduce the concept in English during examination or placement interview.

Books Authored

  1. Parteek Bhatia and Gurvinder Singh, Simplified Approach to DBMS, Kalyani Publisher, 2004. [One of best seller book in this Subject, more than 50,000 copies sold]

  2. Parteek Bhatia, Sanjiv Datta and Ranjit Singh, Simplified Approach to Oracle, Kalyani Publisher, 2004

  3. Parteek Bhatia, Sanjiv Datta, Ranjit Singh and Ravneet Bhatia, Simplified Approach to Visual Basic, Kalyani Publisher, 2005

  4. Parteek Bhatia and Gurvinder Singh, DBMS with MS Access, Kalyani Publisher, 2006

  5. Parteek Bhatia and Shruti Gupta, Text to Speech System, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2012

  6. Rupinderdeep Kaur and Parteek Bhatia, Spell Checker for Gurmukhi Script, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2013

  7. Parteek Bhatia, PL/SQL for Beginners: A Simplified Approach, Kindle Edition, 2016

  8. Parteek Bhatia, Jane Wo Waqt Kaisa Hoga (Hindi), Educreation, New Delhi, 2016

Year Wise List of Journal Publications

2015

  • Sherry, Parteek Bhatia, A Survey to Automatic Summarization Techniques,International Journal of Engineering Research and General Science Volume 3, Issue 5, September-October, 2015.

2014

  • Sujata Rani and Parteek Kumar, “Challenges of Sentiment Analysis and Existing state of art” in International Journal of Innovation and Research in Computer Science (IJIRCS), 2014.

2013

  • Ashish Narang, R. K. Sharma, Parteek Kumar, Development of Punjabi WordNet, Springer CSI Transactions on ICT, December 2013.

  • Harinder Singh and Parteek Kumar, Implementation of NLization framework for Verbs,Pronouns and Determiners with EUGENE, International Journal on Natural Language Computing (IJNLC) Vol. 2, No.4, August 2013: 73-85.

  • Vaibhav Agarwal, Parteek Kumar, UNL-ization of Numbers and Ordinals in Punjabi with IAN, International Journal on Natural Language Computing (IJNLC), Vol. 2, No. 3, June 2013: 61-69.

  • Ashutosh Verma, Parteek Kumar, NLization of Nouns, Pronouns and Prepositions in Punjabi With EUGENE, International Journal on Natural Language Computing (IJNLC), Vol. 2, No. 2, April 2013: 33-42.

2012

  • Maninder Singh, Parteek Kumar, Rupinderdeep Kaur, Development of Mobile Application for Transliteration of Roman Script to Gurmukhi Script, IJCLNLP International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing, Vol. 1, No. 1, Aug 2012: 6-11.

  • Nishant Allawadi, Parteek Kumar, A Speech-to-Text System, CSI Communications, Vol. 36, No. 2, May 2012:18-21.

  • Shruti Gupta, Parteek Kumar, "Comparative study of text to speech system for Indian language", International Journal of Advances in Computing and Information Technology, Vol. 1, No. 2, April-2012: 199-209.

2011

  • Dipti Sharma, Parteek Bhatia, "Spatial Application of city using Oracle Spatial Database, MapViewer, and Map Builder", International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering (IJSCE), Vol. 1, No. 4, September 2011:28-31.

  • Parteek Bhatia, Nakul Sharma, “English to Hindi Statistical Machine Translation”, International Journal of Advances in Computer Networks and Security, Vol. 1, No. 1, August 2011: 362-366.

  • Himani Jain, Parteek Bhatia, “Hindi Language Interface to Databases”. Journal of Global Research in Computer Science, Vol. 2, No. 4, April 2011.

  • Gagandeep Singh and Parteek Bhatia, "English to Punjabi Statistical Machine Translation System", International Journal of Translation, Vol. 23, No. 1, Jan-Jun 2011: 159-169.

2010

  • Mudit Kumar, Parteek Bhatia, Spatial Application of a University using Oracle Spatial Database, MapViewer and Map Builder, Advances in Computational Sciences and Technology (International Research Journal) ISSN 0973-6107 Volume 3 Number 3 (2010) pp. 369–378.

  • Rupinderdeep Kaur, Parteek Bhatia, Design and Implementation of SUDHAAR-Punjabi Spell Checker, Vol 1, No 1 (2010), International Journal of Information and Telecommunication Technology.

  • Manzeet Singh, Parteek Bhatia, Automated Conversion of English and Hindi Text to Braille Representation. International Journal of Computer Applications 4(5):18–24, July 2010. Published By Foundation of Computer Science.

2009

  • Parteek Bhatia, R. K Sharma, “Generation of Case Markers For UNL-Punjabi Deconverter”, International Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (ISSN 0973-4864), April-2009 (pp. 44-48).

2008

  • Parteek Bhatia,R.K Sharma, “Universal Networking Language for Language Independent Net” published at CSI Communication, December 2008, Volume 32, Issue 9 (38-42).

 

2007

  • Parteek Bhatia, Role of Case Markers in Designing Punjabi Language Sever, National Seminar on Creation of Lexical Resources for Indian Language Computing and Processing, CDAC Mumbai, March 26-28, 2007, Published in Journal of Language Technology.

  • Parteek Bhatia, Sandeep Singh, Punjabi Deconverter Architecture, National Seminar on Creation of Lexical Resources for Indian Language Computing and Processing, CDAC Mumbai, March 26-28, 2007, Published in Journal of Language Technology

2005

  • Parteek Bhatia, Sanmeet Bhatia, EDGE Technology, Telecommunication Journal, Mar-Apr 2005.

2004

  • Parteek Bhatia, Sanmeet Bhatia, Wireless Local Loop, Telecommunication Journal, Sept-Oct 2004.

  • Parteek Bhatia, Sanmeet Bhatia, GSM to GPRS, Telecommunication Journal, March-April 2004.

  • Parteek Bhatia, Sanmeet Bhatia, CorDECT Technology, Telecommunication Journal, January-February 2004.

Awards and Honours

  • Gold Medalist in UNL Olympiad II, III and IV conducted by UNDL Foundation Geneva in year 2013 and 2014.

Deion of Research Interests

I always want to do research for the benefit of society. The digital divide among different societies made me to ponder on ways to bridge this divide. After analyzing different factors of digital divide, language barrier appears to be as the major hindrance for the spread of knowledge. To bridge this divide, Universal Networking Language (UNL) is very promising platform. UNL is an artificial language that is based on interlingua approach by using EnConversion (conversion of source language to UNL) and DeConversion (conversion of UNL to target language) processes. I pursued doctorate thesis on “UNL Based Machine Translation System for Punjabi Language” in year 2012 from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala.

My work on UNL gave me opportunity to work with UNDL foundation, Geneva under advanced international UNL schools conducted at IIT Bombay in year 2012, Alexandria Egypt in 2013 and UNDL Foundation, Geneva in year 2013 and 2014 where I represented Punjabi and Hindi languages. My participation in these schools was fully funded by UNDL foundation, Geneva. My work on UNL also got recognized when I became gold medalist in International UNL Olympiad II in year 2013. I also got gold medal in UNL Olympiad III and UNL Olympiad IV conducted by UNDL foundation in April 2014 and December 2014 respectively. I also got recognition for developing best grammar for EnConversion and DeConversion for Punjabi and Hindi languages.

http://www.unlweb.net/wiki/II_UNL_Olympiad http://www.unlweb.net/wiki/III_UNL_Olympiad http://www.unlweb.net/wiki/IV_UNL_Olympiad

I am also working with my PhD research scholar on developing multilingual Question-Answering system by using UNL. I have published quality research papers on subject area in reputed SCI journals. I have also successfully completed following projects of UNDL foundation for developing lexical resources for Hindi and Punjabi language.

Development of Punjabi WordNet

I got the opportunity to work with pioneers of NLP like Dr. Pushpak Bhattacharya and Dr. Rajiv Sangal during my work as Co-PI for Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeITY) funded research project titled “Development of Indradhanush: An Integrated WordNet for Bengali, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Konkani, Oriya, Punjabi and Urdu” under a consortium consisting of 8 institutes lead by IIT Bombay, Mumbai. We have developed Punjabi WordNet, an important lexical resource as the outcome of this project. WordNet maintains Synsets that represent each concept in a language. Synset is composed of gloss, example sentences and set of synonym words to represent concept. Besides synset data, Punjabi WordNet also maintains lexical and semantic relations.

I am also working to solve the problem of disambiguation by using machine learning and Punjabi WordNet with my PhD research scholar. Our work on WordNet got published in 1 reputed journal, 4 international conferences and a book Chapter.

Generation of Sign Language from Text

My association with blind and deaf school of Patiala for processing of Braille books motivated me to provide technological solutions to problems of hearing impaired people. For this, we have developed a prototype for automatic generation of Sign Language from text. This research work takes the momentum, when we got the funding for three years from SEED division of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for our research project titled “Automatic Generation of Sign Language from Hindi Text for Communication and Education of Hearing Impaired People”.

The main objective of this project is to develop Indian Sign Language generation system from natural language input Hindi text. The major objectives of this project are as follows:

  • To build online multilingual multimedia Indian Sign Language dictionary.
  • To develop a parser to parse input language Hindi text for its ISL processing.
  • To develop HamNoSys generation system to create HamNoSys notation for ISL to express sign language phonological features.
  • To generate Indian Sign Language with avatar to animate ISL corresponding to input text using HamNoSys notation.
  • To develop an online web based and mobile based system where a user can input any simple sentence in Hindi language to get its corresponding Indian Sign Language animation through a virtual human character.

Our work on Sign Language got published in 3 reputed international conferences.

Pedagogy with Mini-MOOCs to enhance quality in Higher Education

My work with FutureLearn under Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) funded project titled as “Innovative Research in Pedagogy with Mini-MOOCs blended with instruction strategies to enhance quality in Higher Education” provides an opportunity to develop Mini-MOOC for SQL course. This course will run in mid-term of 2017 in allied 11 institutes of India. The learning data generated through this course will be used to perform learning analytics to develop a platform for adaptive learning.