Information Systems Using Malayalam Script: Problems and Solutions

Haroon, Hussain K H Information Systems Using Malayalam Script: Problems and Solutions. Informatics Studies, 2016, vol. 3, n. 4, pp. 5-14. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Unicode Language Technology has unleashed tremendous opportunities for building up information systems in Indian languages. Great efforts have been taken during the last ten years to build up bibliographic as well as non-bibliographic information systems using Malayalam script, all of them initiated and lead by a few librarians in Kerala. The paper focuses on the problems faced/ facing in the creation of these systems. Dual encoding of Malayalam Unicode, multi-encoding originated from inflection and agglutination, non-systematization caused by script reform and negative attitudes of majority of librarians in Kerala towards these systems are discussed. Solutions are thought in many levels of linguistics, technological and educational. Soundex methodology is explained as an area to be investigated to contain the multitudes of spelling variations and compound formations in Malayalam.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Computational Linguistics; Unicode malayalam; Malayalam Language Technology; Malayalam Information Systems; Malayalam DBMS; Malayalam Lipi; Soundex; MLphone
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JG. Digitization.
Depositing user: Dr M Jayapradeep
Date deposited: 24 Mar 2018 12:06
Last modified: 24 Mar 2018 12:06


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