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Analyzing English Phrases from Paninian. inian Perspective
Authors: Akshar Bharati, Sukhada,Dipti Misra Sharma
Conference: 17th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics
Location Konya, Turkey
Report no: IIIT/TR/2016/17
This paper explores Paninian. inian Grammar (PG) as an information processing device in terms of `how', `how much' and `where' languages encode information. PG is based on a morphologically rich language, Sanskrit. We apply PG on English and see how the Paninian. inian perspective would deal with it from the information theoretical point of view and its effectiveness in machine translation. We analyze English phrases dening sup (nominal in ections) and ti _n (nite verb in ections) and compare them with the notion of pada (an in ected word form) and samasta-pada (compound) in Sanskrit. Sanskrit encodes relations between nouns and adjectives and nouns in apposition through agreement between gender, number and case markers, whereas English encodes them through positions. As a result, constituents are formed. It appears that an English phrase contains more than one pada, hence, cannot be similar to a pada. However, we show the linguistic similarities between a pada, samasta-pada and `phrase'.
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