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Academic Paper


Title: Machine Understanding of Bangla Sentences
Author: Manas Kundu
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Institution: Bengal Engineering & Science University, Shibpur
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Subject Language: Bengali
Abstract: This paper depicts the know-how for Natural Language Processing in Bangla by deploying Borland C++ 5.02 version. Authors have developed software by utilizing valency-based verb-last parsing of Bangla language. Our motto of parsing Bangla sentences is to 'locate Verb' and understand the semantax of the Bangla Language, which will in turn, reveal Bangla sentential structure. In this paper, we have dealt with the problem in four sections. Section-I is on the order of the Bangla Verb in a sentence and the typology of Bangla sentences. Section-II describes the development of an algorithm for the machine generation of Bangla Conjugational pattern based on morphophonemic rules given by Dan (http://www.ciil-ebooks.net/html/mp/coverpage.html). In the Section-III, primary valencies of Bangla verbs are described in connection with the non-causative and causative bases of almost 300 Bangla verbs. Section-IV is on the different possibilities of Bangla verb-verb-combinations and rules for these combinations (particularly Compound Verbs) with machine algorithm. The last part is based on the rules specified by Bandyopadhyay (http://linguistlist.org/pubs/papers/browse-papers-action.cfm?PaperID=7641). /L//L/This toy software can predict the following features of Bangla sentences: /L//L/1. (a) Conjugation pattern for a given verb-root. The inflectional markers are also predicting the agent’s person-status;/L//L/ (b)Causative pattern for a given Verb;/L//L/2. Verb Valency, by which the number of participating entities (with case-marker and theta-role etc.) of a Bangla simple sentences can also be predicted; /L//L/3. (a) all Vectors (almost 20 in numbers) for a given Pole in a compound verb; /L//L/ (b) acceptability of a particular pole-vector Combination/L/ /L/Colophon: The project was initiated by Dipak Dutta, Parama Mondal, Santi Surai in 2005 and was supervised by Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay.
Type: Collection
Status: In Progress
Venue: Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
Publication Info: Technical Paper, Interdisciplinary Series-3
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