This project, started in 2000 is to develop a good quality, natural TTS for South Indian languages, which will enable and empower people with visual and vocal disability to learn and communicate easily and more effectively. More details on the project can be found here.
Bharath through my script (Digital India Initiative)
This project is an initiative started by MILE Lab, IISc in late 2014. The vision is to facilitate every Indian to go beyond the script barrier and read online documents in any Indian script through an already known familiar script. This is in line with the Digital India Initiative of the Prime Minister of our country, which aims to empower and enable every citizen through creative digital technologies. More details on the project can be found here.
Gift of New Abilities
This project involves development of tools and technologies to make the lives of the specially abled easier. The focus is on creating or making accessible products like Optical Character Recognition (OCR) systems for the blind.
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"Development of Online Handwriting Recognition System for Indian Languages (OHWR) - Phase II - Deployment of an application and improvement of engine performance" sponsored by Technology Development for Indian Languages (TDIL), Ministry Of Communication And Information Technology, Government of India, May 2010 to April 2013. Click here for more information.
Consortium Leader: A G Ramakrishnan Co-Investigators: Prof. Srinivasa Chakravarthi, IIT Madras
Prof. Mahadeva Prasanna, IIT, Guwahati
Dr. Anoop Namboodiri, IIIT, Hyderabad
Prof. Swapan Parui, Dr. Ujjwal Bhattacharya, ISI, Kolkata
Mr. Mahesh Kulkarni, Mr. Swapnil Belhe, CDAC Pune
Prof. R K Sharma, Thapar University
"Development of Robust Document Image Understanding System for documents in Indian Scripts - Phase II" sponsored by Technology Development for Indian Languages (TDIL), Ministry Of Communication And Information Technology, Government of India, July 2010 to June 2013.
Consortium Leader: Prof. Santanu Chaudhuri, IIT Delhi Other Coordinators: Prof. A.G. Ramakrishnan, IISc Banglore
Prof. C.V. Jawahar, IIIT Hyderabad
Prof. G. S. Lehal, Punjabi University
Prof. Chakravarthy Bhagvati, Univ. of Hyderabad Co-Investigators: Prof. B. B. Chaudhuri, ISI Kolkata
Prof. S. Ramamohan, MSU Baroda
Mr. Tushar Patnaik, CDAC Noida
Mr. Swapnil Belhe, CDAC Pune
Prof. Anirudha Joshi, IIT Bombay
Prof. Jayanta Mukherjee, IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Prabin Bora, IIT Guwahati
Prof. H. Mamta Devi, Manipur University
Prof. S. Sanyal, IIIT Allahabad
Image based Plant Diagnosis, funded by Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber
Physical Systems, 2012 - 2015, Rs. 63 lakhs.