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Tue Mar 09 2010

Diss: Comp Ling: Mishra: 'Sanskrit Karaka Analyzer for Machine...'

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Message 1: Sanskrit Karaka Analyzer for Machine Translation
Date: 08-Mar-2010
From: Sudhir Mishra <sudhirkumarmishragmail.com>
Subject: Sanskrit Karaka Analyzer for Machine Translation
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Institution: Jawaharlal Nehru University
Program: Ph.D. in Linguistics
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2007

Author: Sudhir K. Mishra

Dissertation Title: Sanskrit Karaka Analyzer for Machine Translation

Dissertation URL: http://sites.google.com/site/mishrasudhirk/education

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Dissertation Director:

Dissertation Abstract:

The present Research and development (R&D) describes the
necessary research that went towards developing a karaka analyzer
for laukika Sanskrit text. The system called KAS (Karaka Analyzer for
Sanskrit) is a partial implementation and is live at
http://sanskrit.jnu.ac.in/karaka/analyzer.jsp in will be required for any
processing of Sanskrit for larger Natural Language Processing (NLP)
tools. The KAS takes as input unicode devanagari sandhi-samasa free
text and returns karaka analyzed text as output.

Developing a M(A)TS with Sanskrit as Source Language (SL) is very
important and challenging. It is important because Sanskrit is the only
language in India which can be truly considered a 'donor' language.
The vast knowledge reserves in Sanskrit can be 'transferred' (read
translated) to other Indian languages with the help of computer. Having
Sanskrit as the SL is challenging because of the difficulty in parsing
due to its synthetic nature in which a single word (sentence) can run up
to 32 pages (Banabhatta's Kadambari). Therefore, processing system
for Sanskrit is critical for any further work in this area for this language.



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