|Budget Amount *help
¥7,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥7,100,000)
Fiscal Year 1999 : ¥2,300,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,300,000)
Fiscal Year 1998 : ¥2,200,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,200,000)
Fiscal Year 1997 : ¥2,600,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,600,000)
The Pali Text Society (PTS, Oxford) has systematically published many important Pali canonical texts in early Buddhism so far, including Jataka and Digha-nikaya. However, we could say that any complete word index have not yet been produced to almost all such texts. Even if some index was compiled to the text, it was, as usual, very incorrect and contained many errors. Thus many scholars have desired the complete word index for the study of the Buddhism.
By using a personal computer we started to compile the word indexes to the Buddhist canonical texts, and have already published a word index to the Digha-nikaya in 1997 from PTS. With respect to compilation of the index to the Jataka, we have already finished checking errors in the electronic texts of the first four volumes to the whole six volumes. Remaining two volumes may be prepared in near future. After checking all texts, we will be able to produce the very large word index to this canon.
Furthermore, we have accomplished the following studies : (1) We have already published a pada index and reverse pada index for four important Buddhist canons, the Dhammapada, the Thera-gatha, the Their-gatha and the Sutta-nipata from 1995 to 1998. (2) After the publication of these books we received many requests so as to merge these four indexes into one volume. Thus we have published the combined book from Kosei Publishing in 2000. (3) We have also published from The Chuo Academic Research Institute the combined word and reverse-word indexes to the five important Jam canonical texts, the Ayarafiga, Suyagada, Uttarajjhaya, Dasaveyaliya and Isibhasiyaim, in 1999. (4) We have studied on Statistical Analysis of Sanskrit Manuscripts of Saddharmapundarika. (5) Some of these obtained results have been uploaded on our homepage of WWW (URL : http://www.sendai-ct.ac.jp/~ousaka/).