Performing research on computers with intelligence as a human does have its origin way back in 1950s when Alan Turing published his famous article “can machine think”. Though there was a setback for years, the recent advancement of Artificial Intelligence and its subdomain Machine Learning made substantial strides in solving many intelligent tasks and real-life problems. Natural Language Processing and Speech have a pertinent role in making communication with computers in a natural and cognitive way. Our goal of Speech Technology Research is to provide technical and scientific aid for identifying and regulating articulation disorder in differently-abled children.
Micronet Information Management System is a web-based portal system to manage information for fisherman and other stakeholders for providing effective and reliable communication for the fishermen amongst themselves and with the shore during emergencies and other times while deep-sea fishing. This portal will help the stakeholders, such as family members of the fishermen, boat owners and maritime rescue operators such as coast guards, Indian Navy, etc to get the information about the fishermen/ fishing vessels from any respective harbors and take necessary actions whenever required. This will manage the information received from any fleets and disseminate respective information to the concerned authority immediately. Anyone having internet facility in mobile can use this web portal to know the information about the fishing vessels and that will helps to avoid the anxiety about the fishermen in the deep sea. The system will provide details about the fisherman, boat owners, and various communications provided and its usage, day to day information regarding location, sea and weather details, disaster management, safety, and security measurements, etc. It also provides a predictive information management system forecasting various details like weather, more reliable and effective communication channels, patterns of clustering of Boats, fishing zone areas, etc.
FISH O FRIEND MOBILE APPLICATION
The Fish O Friend Mobile Application demonstrates access to crucial real-time information and forecasting. It provides real-time information on PFZ, Global Positioning System, Ocean State Forecast, Weather Forecast, Disaster alert, Market price, Government schemes, Danger zone marking and news alerts. FOF alerts fishermen to clear from illegal occupational hazards and safeguards them from international conflicts and distress. FOF provides source information about oceanic hazards and renders it available for fishermen’s access to safeguard their lives and assets from sunken dangers like ships, coral reefs etc. it provides a personalized user experience by automatically storing user’s navigational history for future experience.
Boat owners with this application can trace, locate and communicate with fishermen to know the catch details, their food, and fuel requirements etc. The fisherman needs to have continues communication between the coastal guard and Navy officers to know about disaster alert, ocean status, and weather forecast etc. Govt. fisheries department issues scheme which is benefits to the fishermen both financially and technically. Trade and market stakeholder provide timely information about price rate in landing centers. FOF also facilitate continuous communication between fisherman and their family members.
The main objective of the RLAOS is to develop standards for ability to exchange the information. The project also focuses on adopting open standards and localization process by following W3C guideline to ensure interoperability between storage, display and access to service.
Localization in Malayalam with UNICODE Standards: The Unicode standard is the universal character encoding standard used for representation of text for computer processing. It is fully compatible with the International Standard ISO/IEC 10646-1;1993. and contains all the same characters and encoding points as ISO/IEC 10646. Unicode provides a consistent way of encoding multilingual plain text and brings order to chaotic state of affairs that has made it difficult to exchange text files internationally. In Unicode the code points for Traditional Malayalam script and Reformed Malayalam script is same. So, the changing of script from Traditional to Reformed and vice-versa can be achieve simply by selecting the font name.Alphabetical sorting of Malayalam is 99% accurate in Unicode text
Developing Standards and framework for localization: Different standards developed are ISCII (Indian Script Code for Information Interchange) for the use in all computer and communication media, which allows usage of 7 or 8 bit characters,Alphabetic Code for Information Interchange (Pronounced as “Ae-Kee)is a 8-bit code, Unicode Standard which is a 16-bit storage encoding standard and is being used internationally by the Industry for the development of Multilingual Software etc.
Developing common localized platform for e-Governance Application: The main aim is to facilitate Government to Citizen (G to C) e-governance. It will develop an e-platform to deliver services to the citizens efficiently and effectively.
The objectives of this project are twofold: A. Enhance the Sampark Indian Language Machine Translation System (ILMT) for real time, on line deployment over the web for general use. B. Identify specific user organization and integrate two of the Sampark MT System with their application in their workflow.
Enhance the Sampark Indian Language Machine Translation System (ILMT) for real-time, online deployment over the web for general use.
1 Improve Accuracy
2 Improve Speed
3 Make the MT System into a Product.
The following bidirectional MT systems developed under ILMT project would be taken up for further enhancement of quality. · Tamil-Hindi · Telugu-Hindi · Marathi-Hindi · Bengali-Hindi · Tamil-Telugu · Urdu-Hindi · Kannada-Hindi · Punjabi-Hindi · Malayalam-Tamil
Identify specific user organization and integrate two of the Sampark MT System with their application in their workflow.
1 Build MT Workbench for human translators
2 Customize MT System for the selected user organization
3 Deployment at user site and Onsite Hand Holding Support.
ILCI is a consortia project with 11 members, IIITM-K is assigned for the work of Malayalam Language and other 10 centers involved are JNU for overall coordination, ,ISI Kolkata, Utkal University-Orissa, IIT Mumbai, Gujarat University-Ahmadabad, Goa University, Dravidian University-AP, Tamil University-TN and Punjab University. The work involves developing and building Corpora collection, Corpora annotation, Standards and Tool development.
AIM AND SCOPE OF THE PROJECT
The main objective of the project is to build an annotated parallel corpora with standards and tools for 12 major Indian including English – 8 Indo Aryan languages (Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bangla, Oriya, Gujrati, Marathi and Konkani) and 3 Dravidian languages (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam) plus English in the domain of tourism and health. Major aims of the project are:
- Draft Standards
- Corpora collection
- Corpora annotation
- Tools development
WISE for Women Entrepreneurs was established in 2020, as a centre to foster creativity and entrepreneurship by transforming and converting inventive and creative ideas from young women's minds into various science and engineering disciplines in order to achieve excellence in research, products, processes and services.
The empowerment of women has become the core element of an economy's growth.With women moving forward, the family moves, the village moves and the nation moves. Therefore, by way of their economic emancipation, raising the status of women is strongly needed.
As more and more women are getting to know the benefits of entrepreneurial activity, a silent Renaissance is sweeping across all the sectors resulting in larger participation. The participation of women in business activities transforms the quality and the structure of the workforce and the society as a whole. It boosts female career development, self-realization and job creation.
Through WISE, IIITMK will make it easier to incubate new businesses with innovative technology by offering financial, physical, technological and infrastructure seed support.Website: www.duk.ac.in/wise
India is known for its traditions and culture. Kerala has a rich heritage of Art and Culture with unique stamping in a variety of art forms. The post-COVID pandemic reminds the relevance of a quick digital transformation in Culture and many art forms, which can benefit a larger community. The digital innovations in preserving cultural heritage and culture by developing digital cultural museums, and digital narratives of various cultures and art forms are very significant in the digital era. It is hard to bring the physical presence of all resources and the artists under one umbrella, however virtual space experiencing a new era of art and culture through digital realms.Aim:
The project ‘Centre for Digital Transformation in Culture (CDTC)’ in Digital University is aimed to improve the livelihood of artists, and popularize art forms of Kerala and beyond, through Intelligent Digital Systems and improve the mental health of people with the help of Digital Arts. The Digital Art School (DAS), under this centre will attempt to bring teachers and students around the world into one platform, to embrace true talents in people with the motto of “Minds of Innovation and wellbeing through arts and culture”.Objective:
The main objectives of the centre are • Establish a Digital Arts School by providing a platform for virtual learning for creative arts by linking Artists, Stakeholders, Government Agencies, Educational Institutions, and learners together. • Archiving and documenting the existing Kerala traditional and tribal art forms • Market the Kerala traditional art forms in world wide. • Conduct cultural workshops, symposiums, events etc. to enhance the mental health of public. • To develop a Virtual Auditorium to showcase the art forms and attain earning through it. • Integrate and explore different areas like Culture, Agriculture, Science, Digital Science, Technology, Neurology, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Brain Computing, there by Upgrade Digital Arts.
Cognitive science asks fundamental questions about the human mind and brain. These include questions about the nature of consciousness, the innateness or learned capabilities of mental faculties, and how different modalities work together as a unified mind. Cognitive Science also studies the nature of the human mind and its interactions with the environment and other minds. CEBC is a consortium of academic, research, and clinical personals working together to advance brain computing technology. Their work in the Center of Excellence in Brain Computing (CEBC) is focused on developing new algorithms, models, and systems for brain-computer interface (BCI) applications. The team has developed methods to identify and segment brain activity associated with specific tasks. The center aims to contribute in brain science research and develop Intelligent Digital Systems by analyzing the human brain activity through brain computer interfaces and state-of-the-art AI Technologies. CEBC conducts research, training and developments focusing more on medical signal and medical image processing for BCI related applications to solve real life problems. Researchers in the CEBC center receive training in both critically thinking about research as well as data analysis. They also get hands on training on methodologies including high-density EEG data collection using various non-Invasive EEG devices, high sampling rate eye-trackers, behavioral techniques, and experimental design. The work aims to find various solutions using the brain computing method.
- Develop and curate novel algorithms for neuroimaging and neurophysiology.
- Develop technologies that process highly accurate modelling of neural systems at multiple scales.
- Discover new insights into how the brain works, enabling researchers to develop more effective treatments for brain-related disorders.
In addition to these projects, they are developing new technologies to improve speech impaired/speech-paralyzed people’s lives by making it easier for them to use Brain Computer Interface technology without facing difficulties in typing or mouse movements.
CEBC is at the forefront of developing new technologies that can be used to understand the human brain and its functions better. The technologies and solutions being developed could be used in advanced sciences to harness brain mapping, speech recognition, Connectome design, Saliency, Linguistics etc.
The IIITM-K (Upgraded as Digital University Kerala) establishes the Virtual Resource Centre for Language Computing (VRCLC) to promote language computing research and development in order to bridge the digital divide and leverage the power of information technology. It intends to create a platform that will serve as a virtual resource center for Natural Language Processing (NLP). The center will provide access to online resources, technical guidance and training, and other forms of support. In addition, it will promote research in computational linguistics and related areas. This cell aims to develop and share with the community NLP techniques and tools for:
- Research and development in NLP.
- Training related to NLP.
- Mentoring new members of the team.
- Providing technical support to other departments.
The members of this cell will be working on NLP-based projects, ranging from static text analysis to video processing. The focus will be to develop new techniques for text processing, especially for web pages and other documents such as emails, news articles, etc. This cell aims at establishing a Virtual Resource Centre of Language Computing that would serve as a platform for researchers to share their expertise, access resources for research and development, collaborate with other researchers, learn from each other and create new knowledge.
VRCLC's mission is to promote Malayalam Computing and Language Computing by conducting research and development in this area, primarily in Machine Translation Systems, Corpora development, tools and interfaces, Standards, and addressing various issues pertaining to Malayalam language when it is translated. The center will also promote Malayalam Computing initiatives in the state, such as standardization, awareness, training and consulting, and the development of localization tools. To achieve the mission of making Kerala the first E-literate state in India, collaboration and joint efforts in the development of tools, software, and interfaces are essential. The success of an e-Governance project is solely dependent on reaching the public and being accessible in local languages.
Today’s world of connected networks, manufacturing, industrial and advanced automation systems, the role of internet of things(IoT), cloud based computing, vision technology are significant, that can provide huge critical data. Therefore, better data mining and machine learning algorithms are in need to process such data to get meaningful result. This center aims to develop advanced machine learning tools for pattern and object identifications, which include marine data, surveillance data and medical images. In addition, this Centre will serve as a platform for research in image processing and pattern recognition, with a deep focus on developing computational methods for solving problems related to pattern recognition and machine learning. The research cell will work towards Image Processing, Video Processing, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, and Machine Learning etc.
CEPIA's mission is to
- Provide a high-quality scientific foundation for research in pattern and image analysis.
- Promote innovation and creativity in this area.
- Develop new research skills through training courses and workshops.
- Ensure awareness of current trends and developments.
- Provide access to international standards.
- Build community among researchers from different disciplines working in pattern and image analysis.