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Pāli Platform is a standalone desktop application developed with Java technology. The program is written by J.R. Bhaddacak, started around the first quarter of 2019. The debut released in Jan 2020. The program is intended to be an open-source and free software for educational purpose. The main purpose of the programmer is to make a powerful research tool for Pāli language, the language of the Theravāda Buddhist canon. At the beginning phase, the program aims to be a reliable learning tool for the language. This goal is fulfilled in the first release. The ultimate goal of the program, but unpromised, is to be a machine translator of Pāli.

Introduction to Pali

During the Summer of 2020, Stephen Sas, a longtime Pali student of Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi conducted a series of 19 classes to lead students from the basic grammar to read simple Sutta in Pali.

Pali Level 1

A New Course in Reading Pali

This series of Pali Class was taught between January 2014 to August 2015. This is considered the level 2 study of Pali language. After working through Pali Primer, students can start to study “A New Course in Reading Pali” by James Gair & W.S. Karunatillake.

Reading the Buddha’s Discourses in Pali

At this level, we take short suttas from the Saṃyutta Nikāya and explain them word for word. The second part of each class takes verses from the Dhammapada and explains them line by line.

Pali Level 3

The aims, methods and rationales of the present Māgadhabhāsā (Pāḷi) grammar are as follows: (a) Lubricating access to the information contained in numerous modern Pāḷi grammars written in English by collating the dispersed material contained within them. People who wish to learn about grammatical rules and principles – either on a broader spectrum or at all – are compelled to track them down in the thicket of the widely scattered grammar inventories as separately given by the various available grammars. These works, mostly fine and outstanding works of scholarship in their own right, each individually often contain valuable data and perspectives not found in the other ones, and these are attempted to be distilled and presented with this Pāḷi grammar. (b) Facilitating identification of and providing explicit reference to most of the grammatical rules contained in the Kaccāyanabyākaraṇaṃ (Kaccāyana), the oldest extant Pāḷi grammar, as well as to selected ones from other traditional grammars.

Parts of Speech tagging is the process of labelling the words in the text with their appropriate labels. The labels assigned are noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun... etc. For performing natural language processing, Parts of Speech tagging is an essential requirement. It is very simple statistical model for many Natural Language Processing applications. In this paper, we propose a parts of speech tagger for Pali language. Pali though considered as extinct, has very rich literature comprising works on Logic, History, Medicine, Pharmacology etc. It is an Indo-Aryan language. The general approach used for development of Pali tagger is a Rule based approach. It also presents the tagset used for Pali language. The paper shows the performance of proposed Rule based tagger for a dataset up to 300 sentences / 1000 words. The learning algorithms Support Vector Machine and Decision Tree have been used for measuring the performance on Pali tagged corpus.

An Introductory Reader and Grammar By Rune E. A. Johansson.

Pali is one of the Middle Indian idioms and the classical language of Theravada Buddhism. It is therefore important both to linguists and students of Buddhism. This introductory book centres on a collection of original texts, each selected as an especially important and beautiful formulation of a Buddhist idea. By means of a vocabulary, translation and commentary, each text is explained so concretely that it can be read with little preparation. Detailed explanations are provided for the many technical terms, which have frustrated so many western explorers of Buddhism. For reference, a grammar is provided. Sanskrit parallels to many of the words are given, as well as a special chapter comparing the two languages.

PaliNLP is a system that provides morphological tools for Pali.

The presented system is a first step in the direction of the morphological analysis of Pali. The system is already functional, proving the concept to be viable and promising. There is still some fine-tuning than can and should be done to improve this system, especially in the area of irregular declensions. Nonetheless, the system at the current stage of development should be able to process the majority of Pali words.

See also:

Pali Lemmatizing Server

LibPali_Java

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1510.01570.pdf

Introduction to the more important language families including Indo-European, Uralic, Altaic, Afro-Asiatic, Sino-Tibetan, Malayo-Polynesian, Niger-Congo, Dravidian and others.

Kaohsiung

Pali (Pāli, Pāḷi) online input method using Dart programming language.

See also: https://github.com/siongui/dart-online-input-method-pali

Comprehensive e-library of Pāḷi textbooks.