We are a small group of researchers at the University of
Konstanz in Germany, working on an automatic large-scale grammar of Urdu
using the XLE platform and the theoretical framework of
The Urdu group is part of a larger project of grammars developed by a loose alliance of researchers (ParGram). Within this group, Urdu is still one of the smaller grammars, but since March 1st, 2009, we are funded by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), which allows us to work seriously on our grammar and get closer to our goal to build a large-scale, robust grammar for Urdu and also Hindi.
The Urdu grammar is of great interest for the ParGram community because it is the only South Asian language within this project and there are some challenges, which are unknown to other languages.
We created a wikipage for the Urdu grammar in order to record our progress. There, anybody can find information to current and former topics that the Urdu grammar group is working on and follow the discussions that evolve around issues like the transliterator.