Carnegie Mellon University

Technology Development Initiatives in Indian Languages: Important Role of DLI

Digital Library of India has been a pioneering effort in making books available in electronic form. It forms the base of current and future digital libraries in India.

By making digital books available in Indian languages, DLI has also fuelled the development of Indian language technologies. This has been particularly true related to technologies for conversion of scanned images to text (OCR) as well as image search capability.

As we are poised for major advancements in Machine Translation and TTS technologies in Indian languages, DLI can also be a wonderful resource for producing translations of books as well as audio books in all Indian languages.