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5.3.13. India

FLaReNet Summary

There is a large amount of activities on HLT in India, especially within the TDIL (Technology Development for Indian Languages) program, aiming at providing language technologies and data for the 19 ‘Official languages’ in India.

Contact Point Input

National/Regional contact: Girish Nath Jha, Special Center for Sanskrit Studies, New Delhi.
National/Regional contact: Shyam Agrawal, KIIT.


There is a large amount of activities on HLT in India (see Annex 6). The TDIL (Technology Development for Indian Languages - Web: National Program has been launched in order to coordinate R&D activity on HLT in India, and ensure the development of Language Technologies for English and the 18 other Indian “Official Languages” Assamese, Bengali, Gujrati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Napali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telegu, Urdu. It constitutes one of the 10 priorities of the Indian National Program on Information Society. Several Language Technologies are developed for all those 19 languages: Machine Translation, Text-to-Speech Synthesis, Speech recognition, Search Engine, OCR, Spelling checker, Language Resources, etc.