Sanskrit Computational Linguistics: First and Second International Symposia Rocquencourt, France, October 29-31, 2007 Providence, RI, USA, May 15-17, 2008, Revised Selected Papers

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Gérard Huet, Amba Kulkarni, Peter Scharf
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 9, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 425 pages
Sanskrit is the primary culture-bearing language of India, with a continuous production of literature in all ?elds of human endeavor over the course of four millennia. Precededbyastrongoraltraditionofknowledgetransmission, records of written Sanskrit remain in the form of inscriptions dating back to the ?rst centuryB. C. E. Extantmanuscriptsin Sanskritnumber over30million, one h- dred times those in Greek and Latin combined, constituting the largest cultural heritage that any civilization has produced prior to the invention of the printing press. Sanskrit works include extensive epics; subtle and intricate philosophical, mathematical, medical, legal, and scienti?c treatises; and imaginative and rich literary, poetic, anddramatictexts. WhiletheSanskritlanguageisofpreeminent importance to the intellectual and cultural heritage of India, the importance of the intellectual and cultural heritage of India to the rest of the world during the pastfewmillennia andinthe presenteracanhardlybe overestimated. The int- lectualandculturalheritageofIndia hasbeen amajorfactor inthedevelopment of the world's religions, languages, literature, arts, sciences, and history. Sanskritdocumentsaremovingintothedigitalmedium. Recentdecadeshave witnessed the growth of machine-readable Sanskrit texts in archives such as 1 the Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS), Ky- 2 3 oto University, Indology, the Gottingen ] Register of Electronic Texts in In- 4 dian Languages. The last few years have witnessed a burgeoning of digital images of Sanskrit manuscripts and books hosted on-line.
 

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Contents

On the Structure of Padninis System
1
On the Architecture of Padninis Grammar
33
Modeling Padninian Grammar
95
Simulating the Padninian System of Sanskrit Grammar
127
Some Insights
139
Requirements Analysis for a Mechanical Sanskrit Processor
162
Parsing and Semantic Relations
200
Inflectional Morphology Analyzer for Sanskrit
219
Phonological Overgeneration in Paninian System
306
Issues in Combinatorial Analysis of Vedic Verbal and Nominal Forms
320
Verbal Roots in the Sanskrit Wordnet
328
An Effort to Develop a Tagged Lexical Resource for Sanskrit
339
Towards a Scholarly Editing System for the Next Decades
346
Critical Edition of Sanskrit Texts
358
ChiSquares and the Phenomenon of Change of Exemplar in the Dyūtaparvan
380
Applying the OCRopus OCR System to Scholarly Sanskrit Literature
391

Semantic Processing in Padninis Karaka System
239
From Padninian Sandhi to Finite State Calculus
253
A Stochastic Lexical and POS Tagger for Sanskrit
266
A Glimpse into the ApadamConstraint in the Tradition of Sanskrit Grammar
278
A Study towards Design of an English to Sanskrit Machine Translation System
287
Keyword Spotting Techniques for Sanskrit Documents
403
The Phonemic Approach for Sanskrit Text
417
Author Index
425
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