Power of Sanskrit Language

Power of Sanskrit Language

The word Sanskrit came from its own word “saṃskṛta” which means “Purified”, “cultivated”, means it is one of the purified language used in ancient time and it is largely believed in many parts of word that “this is the language of god”.

Sanskrit is one of the oldest Indo-European languages for which large number of substantial documents exists; Sanskrit was the general language of the large Indian Subcontinent in ancient times. The most ancient dialect of these is Vedic Sanskrit found in the Rig Veda, which is the collection of 1,028 hymns composed between 1500 BCE and 1200 BCE by Indo-Aryan tribes migrating east from what today is Afghanistan across northern Pakistan and into northern India. You might get surprised that the foundations of modern arithmetic were first described in classical Sanskrit; a classical Sanskrit is a refined and standardized grammatical form that emerged in the mid-1st millennium BCE and was documented in the most comprehensive of ancient grammars.

A perfect purified language as name suggest “”produced in perfect form”- according to Biderman, the perfection contextually being referred to in the etymological origins of the word is its tonal—rather than semantic—qualities. Sound and oral transmission were highly valued qualities in ancient India, and its sages refined the alphabet, the structure of words and its exacting grammar into a “collection of sounds, a kind of sublime musical mold”, states Biderman, as an integral language they called Sanskrit.

There is much evidence that many languages thereafter are being originated by “Sanskrit” for example –

Sanskrit and Technology

Now a day major Artificial Intelligence goal is to get computers to understand “natural language” – meaning not Java or C or Python, but the languages we humans speak. If you do some research you will find that the grammar of Sanskrit – structured and rule-based as it was – had significant lessons for this business of natural language understanding. Studying the way ancient Indian grammarians might help AI researchers which would solve the natural language understanding issues with computer.

Many eminent scholars said that Sanskrit is serviceable language in computer because the pattern of Panini’s grammatical system is arranged as mathematical rules and regulations. In other way it is systematically arranged as Binary system of Computer language. So the role of Sanskrit in informatics and Communication Technology is unique. The application of computer in Sanskrit is evolving into a new subject, which can be termed as Sanskrit Informatics.

Rick Briggs in his book “Knowledge Representation in Sanskrit and Artificial Intelligence” explains that, Sanskrit is such a language in which a message can be sent by the computer in the least number of words. 

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