This is a fresh look at Panini's Grammar from the viewpoint of data analyst and resulting rule formations. The author has taken the view that Panini must be rediscovered by following the path of data analysis and explores Panini's technique and offers a fresh insight.
Languages play a very large role in modern technology. The subject matter of computer and intelligent machines requires a deep under standing of the language phenomenon. India has Panini to offer to the world in this respect and Dr. Singh is making him more palatable and fathomable as model for understanding the process of dismantling and reassembling the linguistic structures. His keen analysis of Panini's Grammatical device offers a glimmer of hope for those who would like to review the spirit of Panini rather than worship the ancient gem of human kind. It is high time and fresh and aggressive insight and idea are offered to explore Panini. Panini himself would be proud to see his work come back to life above and beyond the rote that preserved it through the ages.
About the Author:
Dr. Jag Deva Singh, taught Linguistics at Kurukshetra University, and was a Visiting Professor at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He was Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Maharashi Dayananda University, Rohtak and Senior Research Fellow, International School of Dravidian Linguistics. Currently, he is Chairman of Grammar Engine, Incorporated, Westerville, Ohio - an organization devoted to research in natural and computer languages.
He has already published A Structural Grammar of Bangru and Beginning Sanskrit and has contributed several research papers on Indian linguistics. At present, he is engaged in working out Panini's views on language, his theory of linguistic analysis and technique of description.