Critical Edition of Sanskrit Texts
Csernel, Marc; Patte, François (2009), Critical Edition of Sanskrit Texts, in Huet, Gérard; Kulkarni, Amba; Scharf, Peter, Sanskrit Computational Linguistics First and Second International Symposia Rocquencourt, France, October 29-31, 2007 Providence, RI, USA, May 15-17, 2008 Revised Selected and Invited Papers, Springer : Berlin, p. 358-379. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00155-0_19
TypeCommunication / Conférence
Conference titleFirst International Sanskrit Computational Linguistics Symposium
Book titleSanskrit Computational Linguistics First and Second International Symposia Rocquencourt, France, October 29-31, 2007 Providence, RI, USA, May 15-17, 2008 Revised Selected and Invited Papers
Book authorHuet, Gérard; Kulkarni, Amba; Scharf, Peter
Series titleLecture Notes in Computer Science
Number of pages425
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Abstract (EN)A critical edition takes into account all the different known versions of the same text in order to show the differences between any two distinct versions. The construction of a critical edition is a long and, sometimes, tedious work. Some software that help the philologist in such a task have been available for a long time for the European languages. However, such software does not exist yet for the Sanskrit language because of its complex graphical characteristics that imply computationally expensive solutions to problems occurring in text comparisons. This paper describes the Sanskrit characteristics that make text comparisons different from other languages, presents computationally feasible solutions for the elaboration of the computer assisted critical edition of Sanskrit texts, and provides, as a byproduct, a distance between two versions of the edited text. Such a distance can then be used to produce different kinds of classifications between the texts.
Subjects / Keywordscomputer assisted critical edition; Sanskrit language
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