Welsh language technology to help blind in India

Welsh language technology to help blind in India
PTI
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First Published: Thu, Feb 28 2008. 10 03 AM IST
Updated: Thu, Feb 28 2008. 10 03 AM IST
London: A UK University has come out with a speech recognition technology for languages used in India and Sri Lanka.
The Language Technologies Unit at the Bangor University, Wales, has adapted some of its speech recognition technology for popular languages of the two nations.
The technology adapted to various Indian languages would help blind people communicate better with the outside world as it converts spoken words into machine-readable input.
The unit, which brings together linguists and IT experts, has created Welsh-language computer spell-checkers, screen readers and synthetic voices, besides generic computer tools that can be adapted for use in other languages.
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