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Abstract: Poetry-writing in Sanskrit is riddled with problems for even those who knowthe language well. This is so because the rules that govern Sanskrit prosodyare numerous and stringent. We propose a computational algorithm that convertsprose given as E-text into poetry in accordance with the metrical rules ofSanskrit prosody, simultaneously taking care to ensure that sandhi or euphonicconjunction, which is compulsory in verse, is handled. The algorithm isconsiderably speeded up by a novel method of reducing the target searchdatabase. The algorithm further gives suggestions to the poet in case whathe-she has given as the input prose is impossible to fit into any allowedmetrical format. There is also an interactive component of the algorithm bywhich the algorithm interacts with the poet to resolve ambiguities. Inaddition, this unique work, which provides a solution to a problem that hasnever been addressed before, provides a simple yet effective speech recognitioninterface that would help the visually impaired dictate words in E-text, whichis in turn versified by our Poetry Composer Engine.



Author: Rama N., Meenakshi Lakshmanan

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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