Shikhar Kumar Sarma

Work place: Department of Information Technology, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India



Research Interests: Network Architecture, Computer Networks, Computer Architecture and Organization, Computer systems and computational processes


Shikhar Kumar Sarma, M.Sc. PhD is a Professor and Head of the Department of Information Technology at Gauhati University, Assam, India, and Chief Investigator, Language Technology Development Projects (NE Wordnet, CLIA); sponsored by ministry of Communication and IT, Govt. of India. He was also associated with IIT-Guwahati and Debub University, Ethiopia. His research area primarily includes Computer Networks, NLP, and Expert Systems.

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Survey on Word Sense Disambiguation: An Initiative towards an Indo-Aryan Language

By Jumi Sarmah Shikhar Kumar Sarma

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 May 2016

Resolution of lexical ambiguity, commonly known as Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) task is to distinguish the correct sense among the set of senses for an ambiguous term depending on the particular context automatically. It plays the vital role as it acts as an intermediate phase to many Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications like Machine Translation, Information Retrieval, Speech Processing, Hypertext navigation, Parts-of -Speech tagging. Existing literature reveals that there are various approaches for lexical ambiguity resolution-Knowledge based, Corpus based. In recent years, many WSD systems is being developed in Indian languages like Hindi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Nepali, Kannada but no such automated system has yet emerged for the Indo-Aryan language- Assamese. Our future work aims to develop a model for the WSD problem which is fast, optimal and efficient in terms of accuracy and scalability. This paper presents a survey report made in this research topic discussing the WSD problem, various approaches along with their algorithms. Moreover it also list out the various NLP applications which would be efficient when disambiguation system is merged. Evaluation measures used to determine the WSD performance are also discussed here. 

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Enhancing QoS Through Dynamic and Fare AP Selection in a Wireless LAN

By Fakhar Uddin Ahmed Shikhar Kumar Sarma

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Jan. 2014

The IEEE 802.11 WLAN is primarily used for web browsing which belongs to the category of non-real time application. But the demand of real time applications like VOIP and video conferencing has become very much common to such WLAN. With IEEE 802.11e Mac protocol it is possible to improve the QoS for both real and non-real time traffic by service differentiation. To ensure efficient utilization of the radio resources and enhanced QoS the load imbalance should be resolved among APs from different BSSs. In large scale WLAN inter AP communication mechanism can be employed along side the current admission controller under EDCA. Beside service differentiation inter AP differentiation based QoS management can lead to efficient utilization of radio resources by moving STAs from heavily laded to a less loaded AP and ensure better QoS for all types of traffics. In this paper we propose a dynamic and fair AP selection mechanism to improve the QoS in a WLAN. The simulations have been carried out with NSv2.34.

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