Ancient grammatical puzzle solved after 2,500 years

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Rishi Rajpopat, a Ph.D. student from India studying at the University of Cambridge, has achieved an incredible breakthrough in linguistics. He has solved a problem that has perplexed Sanskrit scholars for thousands of years, thereby decoding an algorithm taught by the “father of linguistics”, Pāṇini. Rajpopat’s discovery now makes it possible to use Pāṇini’s “language machine” to accurately derive any Sanskrit word and construct millions of grammatically correct words. His discovery is revolutionary and could lead to computers being taught Pāṇini’s grammar, a major milestone in the history of human interaction with machines. Read full article here

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