Goutham Tholpadi

I am a PhD student in Computer Science at the Indian Institute of Science.

My main research interests are in machine learning applications to natural language processing.

I am part of the Machine Learning Lab under the supervision of Dr. Chiranjib Bhattacharyya and Dr. Shirish Shevade. I am currently working on topic models for multilingual settings.

Current Projects

  • Modeling Multilingual Comments in News (Joint work with Chiru, Shirish, Mrinal, and Trapit)
    Probabilistic graphical topic models for news articles and comments in multiple languages.
  • Bilingual Lexicon Extraction from Comparable Corpora (Joint work with Chiru and Shirish)
    Extracting translations from comparable corpora using auxiliary languages.
  • Labeling Multilingual clusters (Joint work with Mrinal, Chiru and Shirish)
    Exploring ways to use topic models to generate meaningful labels for multilingual document clusters
  • Cross language mate retrieval using noisy data (Joint work with Mrinal, Suresh, Chiru and Shirish)
    Analyzing the effect of noise when learning LDA and CCA models using comparable multilingual corpora for cross language information retrieval.


Translation Induction on Indian Language Corpora using Translingual Themes from Other Languages. Goutham Tholpadi,Chiranjib Bhattacharyya and Shirish Shevade. CICLING 2015 [Best Student Paper award and Best Verifiability, Reproducibility, and Working Description award] .
Relating Romanized Comments to News Articles by Inferring Multi-glyphic Topical Correspondence. Goutham Tholpadi, Mrinal Das, Trapit Bansal, and Chiranjib Bhattacharyya. AAAI 2015.
Cluster Labeling for Multilingual Scatter/Gather using Comparable Corpora. Goutham Tholpadi, Mrinal Das, Chiranjib Bhattacharyya and Shirish Shevade. ECIR 2012.
Mining Multi-word Named Entity Equivalents from Comparable Corpora. Abhijit Bhole, Goutham Tholpadi and Raghavendra Udupa. NEWS IJCNLP 2011.

Research Experience

Intern at the University of York, (April-May 2013)
Intern at Microsoft Research India, Bangalore (May-July 2010)
Intern at Yahoo! Research, Bangalore (May-July 2009)

Industry Experience

Infosys (2002-03)
SAP (2003-07)
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Other activities


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