Challenges of development of Language Technology and services in multicultural and multilingual Indian Scenario. Swaran Lata , Director and HoD [email protected] Technology Development for Indian Languages Programme (TDIL) Dept of Information Technology , Govt. of I ndia.
SwaranLata, Director and HoD
Technology Development for Indian Languages Programme (TDIL)
Dept of Information Technology , Govt. of India
Though same script – Devanagari – Content wise variation for Hindi and Marathi –
Depicting cultural and linguistic difference
India still in low broad-band penetration region
Indian Software Export Industry growing at a very fast pace in their global presence
However , Root is not expanding its base within the country
Fallout : Domestic requirement is not being looked into within the country using Indian Languages
Result : Non-availability of Information and Knowledge
to the vast section of the citizen
Expanding Software Export
Low penetration in Indian Market
Reaching out to the door steps of citizens offering better services for wider dissemination of knowledge .
Localization of Software Solutions , contents and services as per local requirements .
“Not a desirable but An essential Component”
Initiatives already taken to enable G2C applications such as Land Records , Civil Supplies and Municipal applications with Indian Language Interface
Requires Language Interface
Education & Outreach
The Tree of Localization Complexities
Language issues are the result of differences in how languages around the world differ in display, alphabets, grammar, and syntactical rules.
UNICODE Encoding for Vedic Sanskrit , Grantha scripts : Key towards computerization of knowledge base
Capturing Region Specific Requirements : Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR)
All Region specific requirements have been captured and put in Hindi Locale repository
… and Standards for major Linguistic Resources and Tools