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About Rohan Chauhan
Rohan is a PhD student in the Comparative Indian Literature program at University of Delhi. His research focuses on the interfaces between emotions and memory in historical-literary genres of colonial North India. Among his present projects is the localization of ongoing developments in optical character recognition (OCR) technology for historical print in Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali. He experiments with computer-assisted methods for literary analysis, involving a host of information extraction techniques and databases. Rohan also serves as the India field rep. for Hill Museum and Manuscript Library and the Roshan Institute, University of Maryland, where he assists the executive director of HMML and the director of PersDig@UMD in identifying, cultivating, and managing project partnerships with manuscript custodians in India. His interests include technologies of text, digital textual studies, and knowledge organization.