What is Artificial Intelligence(AI)?
AI means to provide human intelligence artificially to the computer core. But intelligence requires knowledge. The problem is how to represent this knowledge in the machine system. For this purpose many expert systems have been developed. Sanskrit may fit to this.
Who is Panini?
(Panini, the legendary Sanskrit grammarian of 5th century BC, is the world's first computational grammarian! Panini's work, Ashtadhyayi , is considered to be the most comprehensive scientific grammar ever written for any language.
Pāṇini wrote rules in the same order the human mind proceeds processing words and sentences. Hence, it is the grammar of man and his mind.So its best for Complex AI .
(Given below a pictorial representation about him)
NASA on Sanskrit
-Nasa researched on Knowledge Representation in Sanskrit and Artificial Intelligence
This Article published on AAAI(Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence)
available at this link
Rick Brigs, RIACS, (NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, California 94305) said
"In the past twenty years, much time, effort, and money has been expended on designing an unambiguous representation of natural languages to make them accessible to computer processing. These efforts have centered around creating schemata designed to parallel logical relations with relations expressed by the syntax and semantics of natural languages, which are clearly cumbersome and ambiguous in their function as vehicles for the transmission of logical data. Understandably, there is a widespread belief that natural languages are unsuitable for the transmission of many ideas that artificial languages can render with great precision and mathematical rigor.
But this dichotomy, which has served as a premise underlying much work in the areas of linguistics and artificial intelligence, is a false one. There is at least one language, Sanskrit, which for the duration of almost 1000 years was a living spoken language with a considerable literature of its own. Besides works of literary value, there was a long philosophical and grammatical tradition that has continued to exist with undiminished vigor until the present century. Among the accomplishments of the grammarians can be reckoned a method for paraphrasing Sanskrit in a manner that is identical not only in essence but in form with current work in Artificial Intelligence. This article demonstrates that a natural language can serve as an artificial language also, and that much work in AI has been reinventing a wheel millennia old."
Also we can get more information on this
Although,there are lots of Famous people commented about the importance of Sanskrit , I mentioned few of them.
Below Some interesting statements in regard to sanskrit said by foreign technical writers and professors
Below firsts two comments may be insignificant for you , but not for a software professional like me.
1)What makes Indian software developers the best in the world?
-The Indian genius April 2004 paper
Cheryll Barron, prospect magazine(a British magazine),
"The precise, specialised languages we use to program computers are, like hieratic Sanskrit, deployed to get absolutely specific results considered vital by their users. Many details of computer languages and their rules - and variations of these for different contexts - may be usefully memorised by computer programmers."
2)"Holy Cow! What are all these programmers doing in India?
by Robert X. Cringely on July 11, 1997
"If you can hack Sanskrit, what's the big deal about Java?"
Note : Java is most famous object oriented programming language and having biggest market share after C.
Robert X. Cringely wrote the Notes From the Field column in InfoWorld, a weekly computer trade newspaper. He is also the author of the best-selling book Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can't Get a Date.
3)"Sanskrit is the most convenient language for computer software programming."
Forbes magazine, (July, 1987)
(I am unable to get the this magazine , may be published and latter be unavailable due to political pressure of anti-hindu attitude)
4)Sir Monier Monier-Williams , an Orientalist, professor of Sanskrit at Oxford said
"India though it has more than five hundred spoken dialects, has only one sacred language and only one sacred literature, accepted and revered by all adherence of Hinduism alike, however diverse in race, dialect, rank and creed. That language is Sanskrit and Sanskrit literature, the only repository of the Veda or knowledge in its widest sense, the only vehicle of Hindu mythology, philosophy, law, the mirror in which all the creeds, opinions, and customs and usages of the Hindus are faithfully reflected and the only quarry whence the requisite materials may be obtained for improving the vernaculars or for expressing important religious and scientific ideas."
"The Panini grammar reflects the wondrous capacity of the human brain, which till today no other country has been able to produce except India."
5)Alain Danielou, French historian
"Sanskrit is constructed like geometry and follows a rigorous logic. It is theoretically possible to explain the meaning of the words according to the combined sense of the relative letters, syllables and roots. Sanskrit has no meanings by connotations and consequently does not age. Panini's language is in no way different from that of Hindu scholars conferring in Sanskrit today."
I got to know that some NLP(natural language processing) projects about Sanskrit started already in India in some major technical institutions.
Panini was born in place which was now a separate country Pakistan.
not only pakistan , but also Actual Bharat before moguls invaders
Bharat covered all of the Indian subcontinent, Bactria, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgistan, Turkmenistan, and Persia.
Why is the British and Indian govt hell bent on destroying Sanskrit as a language. We can find the answer in the letter written by so called Indian scholar Max Muller.
“India has been conquered once, but India must be conquered again, and that second conquest should be a conquest by education. Much has been done for education of late, but if the funds were tripled and quadrupled, that would hardly be enough… A new national literature may spring up, impregnated with western ideas, yet retaining its native spirit and character… A new national literature will bring with it a new national life, and new moral vigour. As to religion, that will take care of itself. The missionaries have done far more than they themselves seem to be aware of.” Max Muller....
The point is very simple inspite of 1300 years of aggression by Islamic invaders which were followed by Christian invaders India cannot be converted. The most brutal efforts done by the missionaries or the Ghazi's of Islam failed to convert Hindus unlike Persia, south America Afghanistan.
The reason was immense faith of people on their culture which made them fight to the end of their life to protect their culture and beliefs. Bhramins who were well versed in Sanskrit provided a moral support to people to fight the invaders and not surrender to their barbaric beliefs and culture.
So now the government is hell bent on destroying the backbone of Hindu resistance to foreign culture. Once people forget Sanskrit they will be devoid of all knowledge and their faith in their religion will die. A person without proper understanding of his culture will be a easy target for foreign missionaries
The next onslaught of foreign culture on India will be brutal and will sound the dooms day for Indian culture unless we all are well versed with our own culture and understand the greatness of its philosophy