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  Mobile Based Weather Dialog System  
 
This is a research project aimed at developing mobile based dialog systems for information access in Urdu. The target user group is envisioned to be the semi and non-literate population of Pakistan, which faces the following multiple barriers in information access.

1. Literacy
2. English literacy in particular
3. Lack of Internet access

With a reported cellular mobile density of 60% in 2010, mobile based dialog systems in Urdu have the potential to bypass all three barriers. To create such a system, Urdu speech recognition systems, text to speech synthesis systems and dialog processing systems need to be developed. Currently, preliminary research is being conducted to develop a prototype model. The project also has the collaborative support of the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT), Japan.
 
  Mobile Based Weather Dialog System  
   
     
  Essential Urdu Linguistic Resources  
 
Essential Urdu Linguistic Resources Project is a collaborative effort of CLE and University of Konstanz, Germany. This project focuses on the development of critical linguistic resources for Urdu to do grammatical and semantic analyses for further use in linguistics, psycholinguistic and computational work.
 
  Essential Urdu Linguistic Resources  
   
     
  Pashto Transcription Project  
 
This project aims to develop a speech and a text corpus for Pashto language. These corpora will be used for future development of speech and language technology. These corpora will be the fundamental building block for other applications in script, speech and language technologies, to be developed in the future. This project is sponsored by Evaluation and Language Resources Distribution Agency (ELDA), Paris, France.
 
  Pashto Transcription Project  
   
     
  Urdu Nastalique Optical Character Recognition System  
 
The project aims at developing the optical character recognition (OCR) system for Urdu text that has been written in Noori Nastalique writing style. The Urdu OCR will convert document images into computer editable form and hence it will be possible to edit Urdu text, search a word or phrase in it, and apply other language processing techniques such as machine translation, text-to-speech and text mining on that text.
 
  Urdu Nastalique Optical Character Recognition System (PANL10n funded)  
   
   
     
  Subh-e-Nau Project  
 
Subh-e-Nau is a collaborative project of CLE and All Pakistan Women Association (APWA), Punjab. The project aims to build capacity of women survivors of violence to create their digital stories and use online support networks for self healing and voicing their concerns.
 
   
   
     
  Urdu IPA Transcription Project  
 
This is a research project aimed at conduct research on Urdu IPA transcription and generate IPA transcription of 40,000 Urdu headwords for the upcoming bilingual Urdu-English dictionary of Oxford University Press, Pakistan.
 
  Urdu IPA Transcription Project  
   
   
  Punjab Government's Flood Relief Website-Urdu Version  
 
CLE in collaboration with Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has developed Urdu Language Version of Punjab Government's Flood Relief Website.
 
  Flood Relief Website  
   
     
  Asian Language Support on Mobile Platform  
 
The project is researching to enable Asian languages on mobile platform. This minimally includes enabling complex Asian writing systems and input methods on this platform. Current mobile technology deploys bit map image based fonts for this purpose. However, over past few decades, it has been clearly learnt through the conventional computing that this is not the best and most effective way. Thus, have emerged the complex font formats, including the Open Type Fonts (OTF). Although OTF based fonts are now available for many complex Asian scripts, mobile platforms are not supporting them. This project aims to look into challenges of deploying open source rendering engine onto mobile platform, which would enable these existing complex fonts to be used.
 
  Asian Language Support on Mobile Platform  
   
     
  PAN Localization Project  
 
This project is an initiative of International Development Research Center (IDRC). The Objective of this project is to build local language computing capacity in regional institutions of Asia. Phase II of PAN Localization project will research into challenges associated with digital literacy of end-users using the localized technology for communication and to produce local language content. The project will also continue to further mature the language technology in the target languages.The countries (and languages) included in the second phase of the project are Afghanistan (Pashto), Bangladesh (Bangla), Bhutan (Dzongkha), Cambodia (Khmer), China (Tibetan), Laos (Lao), Mongolia (Mongolian), Nepal (Nepali), Pakistan (Urdu) and Sri Lanka (Sinhala, Tamil).
 
  PAN Localization Project  
   
       
     
     
       
     
     
     
 

 
 

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