Deutsch Intern
Chair of Comparative Philology

Research Projects

VedaWeb 2.0

PI: Kölligan, Daniel; Reinöhl, Uta (Universität Freiburg); Neuefeind, Claes (Universität zu Köln); Sahle, Patrick (Universität Wuppertal)

DFG, Januar 2022 – Dezember 2024

As part of the DFG-funded project VedaWeb 1.0, a web-based open-access platform for the Rigveda with morphological annotation and links to the Sanskrit dictionaries available on Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries ( was developed.

In the second phase, the VedaWeb ( will be supplemented with functions such as user accounts, which will enable collaborative work on the platform. In this way, all those researching ancient Indo-Aryan texts will be able to contribute to the development of the VedaWeb according to their needs. In addition, the VedaWeb will be expanded to include other texts such as the Atharvaveda and other lexicons from the Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries. Audio files of recitations of the Rigveda and other ancient Indo-Aryan texts will be made available by the National Library of Denmark ( As CLARIN resources, they will become part of the Language Archive Cologne ( Another new feature planned is a similarity search, which will allow research on phraseology, motifs, and citations.

All data will be processed according to the FAIR principles (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability), so that sustainable access is guaranteed.


This DFG-funded project provides a web-based open-access platform for linguistic research in ancient Indian texts. The text corpus is made available in morphologically and, where appropriate, metrically annotated form and can be searched according to lexicographic and corpus linguistic criteria. VedaWeb is part of the Cologne South Asian Languages and Texts platform (C-SALT, The pilot text of the project is the Rigveda, which is linked to the dictionaries available on Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries via the C-SALT APIs for Sanskrit dictionaries ( The morphological annotation of the Rig Veda was performed at the University of Zurich (UZH) and made available to the project for further processing.