Later Nyāya Logic: Computational Aspects

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In this article we describe the computational aspects of the Technical Language of Navya-Nyāya. Navya-Nyaya is an off-shoot of the early Nyāya philosophy. It deviates from the Nyāya philosophy in three major ways. First, instead of prameyas the discussions are centered around the pramāṇas. Second, the Navya-Nyāya has adapted the Vaiseṣika ontology. And finally it has introduced a few concepts expressed through an unambiguous technical terminology that brings in a clarity in the communication removing the inherent ambiguities of a natural language. In this article the syntax of expressions involving this technical terminology is described, followed by a scheme based on Conceptual Graphs of Sowa for their graphical rendering. Finally a computational algorithm is described that renders the graphs corresponding to the Navya-Nyāya expressions semi-automatically.


Conceptual Graphs (CG) Qualificand Constituency Parsing Sandhi Bare Stem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sanskrit StudiesUniversity of HyderabadHyderabadIndia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jonardon Ganeri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyKing’s College London; School of Oriental and African Studies, University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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