Sunday, 29 December 2013

Bishnupriya Manipuri language 'corpus'

Bishnupriya Manipuri language needs rigorous, divergent scientific study to improve our understanding towards it. As a matter of fact, to this little-known language, a computional study which is a first-of-its-kind scientific approach thus exploring the language has been made in a paper pubished by Nayan Jyoti Kalita, Navanath Saharia, and Smriti Kumar Sinha, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Tezpur University.

The paper titled ‘Towards the development of a Bishnupriya Manipuri Corpus’, the team has developed a ‘corpus’ of approximately 1 lakh Bishnupriya Manipuri words and 10, 196 sentences. A corpus is a building block upon which a researcher make computional processing of a language. However, morphological and etymological study has been done by Dr. K.P Sinha. The first of its kind in the direction of computational liguistic perspective to the Bishnupriya Manipuri language, the paper highlights an interesting morphological feature with word formation of the language from the Tibeto-Burman Meitei roots. 
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