Dr. Shrikant Joshi holds a PhD in Linguistics from Université de Lausanne,with doctoral research focusing on the semantics of affixation,its formalisation and subsequent computational processing. He has a BE in Electronics Engineering and an MA in French from University of Pune. In parallel to his sixteen-year career in the software industry,he has considerable experience in academics as a visiting lecturer. At the University of Pune,he has been teaching courses in NLP at the Department of Technology and courses in French and German Linguistics at the Department of Foreign Languages. He is currently teaching a course in General Linguistics at the Department of Japanese at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth,Pune. Currently,he is associated with the Semantic Web Company GmbH,Vienna,Austria,and carries out research in NLP.