Publications

2018
Roop Bajracharya, Santosh Regmi, Bal Krishna Bal, Balaram Prasain. Building a Natural Sounding Text-to-Speech System for the Nepali Language – Research and Development Challenges and Solutions. Proc. The 6th Intl. Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-Resourced Languages, 152-156, DOI: 10.21437/SLTU.2018-32. 

Bal Krishna Bal, Weidong Shi, Stephen Huang. Towards a Content-based Defense against Text DDoS in 9-1-1 Emergency Systems. 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security. October 23-24, 2018 Woburn, MA USA. 

2017
Ghimire R.R., Bal B.K. (2017) Enhancing the Quality of Nepali Text-to-Speech Systems. In: Kravets A., Shcherbakov M., Kultsova M., Groumpos P. (eds) Creativity in Intelligent Technologies and Data Science. CIT&DS 2017. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 754. Springer, Cham 

Analyzing Facts and Opinions in Nepali Subjective Texts. Santosh Regmi, Bal Krishna Bal and Marina Kultsova. IISA 2017, The 8’th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications,28-30 August, 2017, Larnaca, Cyprus.

2016
Classifying Sentiments in Nepali Subjective Texts. Lal Bahadur Reshmi Thapa and Bal Krishna Bal. IISA 2016, The 7th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications, 13-15 July, 2016, Porto Carras Grand Resort, Chalkidiki, Greece. 

Improving Nepali OCR Performance by Using Hybrid Recognition Approaches. Nirajan Pant and Bal Krishna Bal. IISA 2016, The 7th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications, 13-15 July, 2016, Porto Carras Grand Resort, Chalkidiki, Greece. 

2015
What makes Facts stand out from Opinions? Distinguishing Facts from Opinions in News Media. Santosh Regmi and Bal Kriishna Bal. Book Chapter, Creativity in Intelligent Technologies and Data Science, Volume 535 of the Series Communications in Computer and Information Science, pp 655-662. Springer, 2015. 

Detecting Sentiment in Nepali texts: A bootstrap approach for Sentiment Analysis of texts in the Nepali language. Chandan Prasad Gupta and Bal Krishna Bal. In Proceedings of the Cognitive Computing and Information Processing (CCIP), 2015 International Conference, IEEE, 3-4 March, 2015 – Noida, India.
2014
Analyzing Opinions and Argumentation in News Editorials and Op-Eds. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), Special Issue on Natural Language Processing, 2014. 

Issues in Encoding the Languages of Nepal.Pat Hall, Bal Krishna Bal, Sagun Dhakwa and Bhim Narayan Regmi. In Proceedings of the 15’th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, April 6-12, 2014 – Kathmandu, Nepal.2013
Analysis of Opinions and Arguments in Editorials and Opinionated Texts. Bal Krishna Bal, Rohit Man Amatya, Chandan Prasad Gupta. 34’th Annual Conference of Linguistic Society of Nepal, Kathmandu, Programme and Abstracts, Nov 26-27, 2013. 

Subjectivity Detection in Opinionated Texts. Chandan Prasad Gupta and Bal Krishna Bal. 34’th Annual Conference of Linguistic Society of Nepal, Kathmandu, Programme and Abstract, Nov 26-27, 2013. 
Polarity Context Over time in Newspaper Editorials. Rohit Man Amatya and Bal Krishna Bal, 34’th Annual Conference of Linguistic Society of Nepal, Kathmandu, Programme and Abstracts, Nov 26-27, 2013. 
2010
“Towards Building Annotated Resources for Analyzing Opinions and Argumentation in News Editorials”, Bal Krishna Bal, Patrick Saint-Dizier, LREC, Malta, Nicoletta Calzolari (Eds.), ELRA, May 2010.2009
“Towards Building Advanced Natural Language Applications – An Overview of the Existing Primary Resources and Applications in Nepali”, Bal Krishna Bal, In Proceedings of the 7’th Workshop on Asian Language Resources, Association for Computational Linguistics, Suntec, Singapore, August, 2009, pp.165-170 

“Towards and Analysis of Argumentation Structure and the Strength of Arguments in News Editorials”, Bal Krishna Bal, Patrick Saint-Dizier, AISB Symposium on Persuasive Technologies, Edinburgh, April 2009. 

“Towards an Analysis of Opinions in News Editorials: How Positive was the year?” Bal Krishna Bal, In Proceedings of the 8’th International Conference on Computational Semantics, Pages 260-263, Tilburg, January 2009. Copyright 2009 International Conference on Computational Semantics. 

“Who Speaks for Whom? Towards Analyzing Opinions in News Editorials”, Bal Krishna Bal, Patrick Saint-Dizier. International Symposium on Natural Language Processing (IEEE-SNLP 2009), Bangkok, October 2009. 

“Have we had Hard Times or Cosy Times? A Discourse Analysis of Opinions Expressed over Socio-political Events in News editorials”, Bal Krishna Bal, Patrick Saint-Dizier, Proceedings of the 7’th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2009), pages 192-198, Hyderabad, India, December 2009. Copyright Macmillan Publishers India Ltd.,2009