This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."
Sanskrit Computational Linguistics
Third International Symposium, Hyderabad, India, January 15-17, 2009. Proceedings
This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Sanskrit Computational Linguistics, held in Hyderabad, India, in January 2009.
The 9 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 16 submissions. The papers fall under four broad categories: Four papers deal with the structure of Panini's Astadhyayi. Two of them deal with parsing issues, two with various aspects of machine translation and the last one with the Web concordance of an important Sanskrit text.