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Monday, 16 January 2012

Software to Translate Sanskrit Texts into Hindi with Complete Accuracy

Sanskrit­ – Hindi Machine Translation system launched during the World Sanskrit Conference claims to be the first software to translate Sanskrit texts into Hindi with complete accuracy. The software will also be made available soon.

The project involves collaboration amongst University of Hyderabad, IIIT Hyderabad, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Sanskrit Academy, Hyderabad, Purna Prajna Vidyapeeth, Bangalore, Tirupati Vidyapeeth and Jagadguru Ramananandacharya Rajasthan Sanskrit University, Jaipur.

Deccan Herald reports

The ‘Sanskrit­ Hindi Machine Translation system', first ever developed in India, was launched on the first day of the week-long World Sanskrit Conference, inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Thursday.

The Sanskrit-Hindi translation software has simple tool for transliteration of Sanskrit into Hindi. It also has a morphological generator that extensively shows the ‘Subantas’ and ‘Tingantas’ (inflectional forms of a noun or a verb). It also handles derivational morphology showing ‘Kridanta’ and ‘Taddhita’ forms (primary and secondary affixes).

“Various possible Sabda-visleshanas of a Sanskrit word can be obtained from the Morphological Analyzer,” Dr K Varalakshmi of Sanskrit Academy, Hyderabad, told Deccan Herald.

The software, which has inbuilt Sanskrit-Hindi lexicons of Vaman Shivaram Apte and Moneir Williums, also provide a tool for splitting and joining of two different words of Sanskrit.

No online link to the software was provided.

You can get information regarding those working on the project here at the JNU Sanskrit website

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