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Computer Processing of Sanskrit Nominal Inflections

Methods and Implementation

Author(s): Subhash Chandra and Girish Nath Jha

Book Description

Computer Processing of Sanskrit Nominal Inflections: Methods and Implementation is the result of Research and Development (R&D) at the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) level at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. The title of the dissertation was “Machine Recognition and Morphological Analysis of Subanta-Padas.” The work, which is based on the reverse engineering implementation of Panini’s Sanskrit Grammar, brings together new and original studies in the area of computational linguistics, language technology and natural language processing with reference to parsing Sanskrit nominal inflections.

On the surface level, Panini has defined rules in a forward looking generative fashion which makes reverse analysis necessary for parsing. Since parsing inflections is the first basic step towards complete analysis, the present work has relevance for any larger system that may evolve in future.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-2684-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-2684-7
Date of Publication: 01/02/2011
Pages / Size: 195 / A5
Price: £34.99
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Biography

Subhash Chandra is Scientific Officer in the Natural Language Processing group at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Kolkata, India, and Girish Nath Jha is Associate Professor in Computational Linguistics at the Special Center for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. He was recently given an honorary professorship at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA, as Mukesh and Priti Chatter Distinguished Professor of History of Science in 2009.