LINGUIST List 21.922

Wed Feb 24 2010

Software: PANL10n Releases Linguistic Resources and Software

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        1.    Sarmad Hussain, PANL10n Releases Linguistic Resources and Software

Message 1: PANL10n Releases Linguistic Resources and Software
Date: 24-Feb-2010
From: Sarmad Hussain <>
Subject: PANL10n Releases Linguistic Resources and Software
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PAN Localization project ( has been a regionalinitiative promoting language technology across developing Asia. Theproject, initiated in 2003, has developed and disseminated computingsolutions for Bahasa Indonesia, Bangla, Dzongkha, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian,Nepali, Pashto, Sinhala, Tamil Tibetan and Urdu.

On the occasion of the eleventh International Mother Language Day, 21stFebruary 2010, PAN Localization project is pleased to release its research,technology and resources through its website.

This project has been carried out with collaboration of IDRC, Canada(, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences,Pakistan (; and the following partnerorganizations:

- Afghan Computer Science Association, Afghanistan- BRAC University and Development Research Network, Bangladesh- Department of IT, Bhutan- Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Institute of Technology, andNational ICT Development Authority, Cambodia- Tibet University, Institute of Science and Technology, Tibet Academy ofAgricultural and Animal Husbandry Sciences, China- University of Indonesia, Agency for the Assessment and Application ofTechnology, Indonesia- National Authority for Science and Technology, Laos- InfoCon Co. Ltd., Mongolian University of Science and Technology andNational University of Mongolia, Mongolia- Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya, and E-Network Research and Development, Nepal- University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka

Salient Outputs (and more … on the project website:

Bahasa IndonesiaStatistical Machine Translation (Awarded), English-Bahasa Parallel Corpus(1 Million words), POS Tagged Bahasa Corpus (500,000 words), Part of SpeechTagset and Tagger

BanglaText to Speech System (Awarded), Optical Character Recognition System(Shortlisted for Award), Bangla Pad, Spell Checker, Lexicon, Language Tablefor IDNs, Part of Speech Tagset and Tagger, Wordnet (1000 words), TaggedCorpus (5 Million words), English-Bangla Parallel Corpus

DzongkhaDzongkhaLinux, Optical Character Recognition System, Language Table forIDNs, Part of Speech Tagset, Corpus (600,000 words), Lexicon (23,000words), Text to Speech System (prototype), Dzongkha Terminology, Collation,Locale, Fonts and Keyboard

KhmerOptical Character Recognition System, Java Applications and OpenOffice.orgPlug-ins for Collation, Encoding Conversion, Word Segmentation, Locale,Mobile SMS, Language Table for IDNs, Part of Speech Tagset and Tagger,Lexicon, Text to Speech System (prototype), Tagged Corpus (150,000 words),Online Khmer Content on

LaoOptical Character Recognition System, and MS Office Plug-infor Word Segmentation, Collation, Spell Checker, Lao Pad, Fonts, Keyboard,Language Table for IDNs, Part of Speech Tagset, POS Tagged Corpus, ParallelCorpus (37,000 words), Online Lao Content

MongolianPart of Speech Tagset and Tagger, Spell Checker, Corpus (1,000,000 words),Tagged Corpus (100,000 words), Lexicon (10,000 words), Automatic SpeechRecognition, Localization of Pidgin and SeaMonkey

NepaliNepaLinux (Awarded), Spell Checker, Grammar Checker, Parallel Corpus(100,000 words), Tagged Corpus (80,000 words), Lexicon (37,000 words),Optical Character Recognition System (prototype)

PashtoLocalized SeaMonkey (Awarded), Keyboard, Fonts

Sinhala & TamilSinhala Optical Character Recognition System, Sinhala Text to Speech System(Awarded), Screen Reader for Sinhala for Blind, Language Learning Tool forTamil in Sinhala and English, Sinhala Wordnet, Localized OpenTM, CollationStandard, Encoding Conversion tool

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics                             General Linguistics                             Translation                             Writing Systems
Subject Language(s): Dzongkha (dzo)
                            Indonesian (ind)                             Mongolian, Halh (khk)                             Khmer, Central (khm)                             Samba Leko (ndi)                             Nepali (nep)                             Lao (lao)                             Pashto, Central (pst)                             Sinhala (sin)                             Tamil (tam)                             Urdu (urd)

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