Language Technology and Digitization of Ancient Records in Indian Local Scripts

Rajendran, Rajendran K and Nair, Raman Nair R Language Technology and Digitization of Ancient Records in Indian Local Scripts. Informatics Studies, 2016, vol. 3, n. 4, pp. 15-30. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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The paper presents the aims, Digital versions of recorded of knowledge are important cultural and economic resources. Stored in efficient and accessible digital systems, they can enable preservation and wider distribution of our knowledge heritage through World Wide Web. Digitized records can allow quick search for phrases, words, and combinations of words in any record if appropriate language technology is used. There are many projects currently active worldwide that attempts to put in electronic form ancient texts on different subject areas. Taking six digitization projects in Tamil and Malayalam as samples this study evaluates the status of digital libraries in Indian languages, and discusses their problems and possible solutions. The paper stresses the need for giving priority for the development of digital library packages that can process Indian local scripts to make digitization projects fruitful.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Digital Archiving; Language Technology; Malayalam Tamil Indian Scripts; Exhibition
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JG. Digitization.
Depositing user: Dr M Jayapradeep
Date deposited: 24 Mar 2018 12:07
Last modified: 24 Mar 2018 12:07


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K. Rajendran is a Research Scholar at Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore – 641 046, Tamil Nadu and is the present Chief Librarian of Kerala Sahithya Akademi, Thrissur, Kerala


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