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Providing a Global Education in a Local Language

Providing a Global Education in a Local Language

The advent of free online courses provided by non-profit institutions such as edX and Khan Academy have provided convenience and flexibility to students who want to continue learning. These online courses provide free education to all and are a supplement to in-class …Continue reading

Edu-Aid Application Makes Sign Language Accessible

A 23-year old Pakistani entrepreneur has developed an application for people with hearing disabilities. The application, known as Edu-Aid, translates sign language into spoken language. The software of the application developed by Syed Faizan Hussain makes use of computer vision, natural language …Continue reading

A Look at Data Collection and Tabulation Methodology in Census 2017

PBS is using an Optical Character Recognition technology to convert manually collected data into machine-readable format, making tabulation more efficient and cost-effective. A population and household census is underway in the country after a delay of nine years. In the two decades …Continue reading

Pakistani Researchers Develop a Calligraphy-Based Urdu Font for the Internet

Native speakers of the Urdu language instinctively know that the language is read from right to left but the numerical values mentioned within an Urdu sentence are read from left to right. To the untrained eye, however, the Urdu language has a …Continue reading

Pakistani Researchers Lay the Foundation for Building Urdu Speech Recognition System

The possibility of some software application developer coming up with an Urdu speech recognition program just got more likely as the most fundamental tool needed for it has just been developed at Lahore’s Information Technology University. Linguistic technology expert Dr. Agha Ali …Continue reading

Data Science Lab in Pakistan Makes Urdu-Hindi Dictionary

With the advent of smart keyboards, the Urdu script has arrived in mobile phones. However, its application remains tedious at best. Most people resort to writing in Urdu by using the English script, which is also known as writing in Roman Urdu. …Continue reading

No Longer Lost for Words: How Researchers Rediscovered the Mother of All Mother Tongues

Researchers have developed a method that uses sound waves to rediscover the long-lost Proto-Indo-European language, from which most modern languages evolved. No matter whether you speak English or Urdu, Waloon or Waziri, Portuguese or Persian, the roots of your language are the …Continue reading

Facebook Plans to Boost Its Translations Using Neural Networks This Year

Facebook is working to get significantly better at automatically translating updates from friends not written in your native language. The social network plans to roll out a new translation system later this year. It is based on artificial neural networks, an approach …Continue reading

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