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Re: [WMASTERS] Machine Tranlsation Project from English to Tamil
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If you remember, K. Rajaraman from Information Technology Institute,
presented the iAgent paper at TamilNet'97.
iAgent is basically an indexing system for search engine. However, it is
also capable of doing translation....at least for the Chinese one which i
saw. For example, if you perform a keyword search for some Chinese chars,
the result could be display with a brief description of each links found.
The extra feature provided at the result page is the user can also choose
to have the brief description in English (converted from the Chinese
Dr Lai Kok Fung was contemplating a Tamil equivalent module for iAgent.
They have since done the Tamil indexing engine. But i'm not sure of the
status of their Tamil<->English development.
You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for
Keep us posted if there's anything new.
> Miss Lakshmi of Singapore has sent me the following email on
> her Machine Tranlsation Project from English to Tamil.
> If any participants of Webmasters know of any ongoing
> project please post here with a copy to Lakshmi at the address
> given in her mail.
> I guess you need to have first a comprehensive english-tamil
> dictionary in machine readable form to use in such translation
> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 10:48:27 +0800
> From: "v.Lakshmi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Subject: A Help
> I attended the Tamil Net '97. I am a Software Engineer working for the
> Institute of Systems Sciences, National University of Singapore.
> I am planning to do a Machine Tranlsation Project from English to Tamil.
> Do you know of anyone who has done or attempted this before?
> I am thinking of restricting my domain or the field for the translation
> so that I can complete it within an year. Can you suggest to me a domain
> which is easy at the same time useful? The word domain or field I meant
> is something like Technical Papers, Photography were the vocabulary is
> limited and also have a general structure.
> If I chose Translating computer manuals as my domain then can you tell
> me of resources where I can get Tamil Technical Words?
> Sorry, I am troubling you too much with questions? Well, from your
> presentation in the Tamil Net and also your home page in geocities, I
> thought you will be the right person to clarify my doubts.
> Looking forward for your reply,
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