Fact 102 – Some interesting words in our Mother Tongue

Am listing a few interesting words here. Vaidya: This word means ‘knowing, learned etc.”. In usage now it has come to mean ‘physician’. Interestingly, this word has had a parallel evolution in English. The word ‘doctor’ in English also means, ‘learned, teacher etc.’, as you can see used in the word ‘Doctor of Philosophy’ (PhD). … Continue reading Fact 102 – Some interesting words in our Mother Tongue

Fact 94 – There was a school of Sanskrit analysis that was based on semantics (including thoughts on NASA’s paper “Knowledge Representation in Sanskrit and Artificial Intelligence”)

Semantics is the study of words, and relationships between them and how we interpret them to derive meanings. Different words, and word and sentence constructions can be interpreted differently by different people depending on the context. The word indraśatru, for example, could be interpreted in two ways – Indra’s killer or he-who-is killed-by Indra. In … Continue reading Fact 94 – There was a school of Sanskrit analysis that was based on semantics (including thoughts on NASA’s paper “Knowledge Representation in Sanskrit and Artificial Intelligence”)