The Sindhi English Dictionary project was supervised by Dr. Sarmad Hussain, who heads the Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing (CRULP; at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore Pakistan. The project was developed in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Cole at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and funded by South Asian Language Resource Center (SALRC) at University of Chicago.

        CRULP was established in July 2001 specifically to address the local language support for Urdu and other Pakistani languages. The center has worked extensively on Urdu linguistics, standardization for computing, and modeling of script, speech and language. Research is being conducted in all aspects of Urdu, including acoustic phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, grammar and semantics.