Developing Information Technology Solutions in Indian Languages: Pros and Cons

Singhal, Madhuresh and Prasanna, T.S. and Kumar Sonker, Sharad and Shashinath, S. Developing Information Technology Solutions in Indian Languages: Pros and Cons., 2003 . In First International CALIBER : Mapping Technology on Libraries and People, Ahmedabad (India), 13-15 February 2003. [Conference paper]


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A very large part of the content in our country is in various local languages. Language is a barrier to get the full advantage of this knowledge. In order to remove the language barrier, computer and IT solutions can play a major role. It is needed to create a system of multilingual content knowledge base so that it can serve all-regional community requirements. However this is not an easy task as there are various technological hurdles and lack of commitment. Commercial companies are not interested in developing such solutions, as there is no such big market in doing that. This paper gives an insight about developing the local language solutions and it’s pros and cons. It also discusses about the initiatives taken by the government and its supported organisatons.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Information Technology for common people
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Madhuresh Singhal
Date deposited: 08 Jul 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:01


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