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Section: Application Domains

Sanskrit philology

Participant : GĂ©rard Huet [correspondent] .

Sanskrit literature is extremely rich, and is part of the world cultural patrimony. Nowadays, Internet can provide to both specialists and inquiring minds an access to it.

This kind of resource already exists for ancient Greek and Latin literature. For instance, Perseus (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu ) provides an online access to texts. A simple click on each word analyses it, and brings back the lexical item of the dictionary, possible meanings, statistics on its use, etc.

The work described in the following sections enables such computational tools for Sanskrit, some of which are already developed and made available on a web site (http://sanskrit.inria.fr ). These tools efficiently and accurately assist the annotation of Sanskrit texts. Besides, a tree bank of Sanskrit examples also is under construction. Such a corpus annotation tool is a prerequisite to the implementation of a Perseus-like facility for Sanskrit.


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