Posts tagged Kannada Pustaka
Kannada Unicode technologies

We use technology solutions developed at MILE Lab, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru to create editable Unicode text using the Kannada OCR (optical character recognition) technology. A set of technology solutions for Kannada including optical character recognition, Kannada Unicode text to Braille, Kannada speech synthesis has been developed by the team lead by Prof AG Ramakrishnan.

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How it started?

It all started at Indian Institute of Science, Prakruthi cafe. Early 2015, A bunch of researchers happened to talk about the technology just 100m away from where they were sitting and organically this lead to a series of meetings, training, and sharing. Teachers from Sharadadevi School, Shivamogga became the first test bed to test and apply the technology. Despite months of sharing the OCR and TTS software with the school, there was no content creation and they could not use it! 

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