"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.