[accessbangla] Fw: [BANGLA-IT] Bangla text-to-speech and OCR launch at BRAC U on 19/02/09 3pm

  • From: "Mr. Vashkar vattacharya" <vashkar79@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <accessbangla@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 15:58:55 +0600

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From: Mumit Khan 
To: bangla_ict@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; bdresearchers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2009 9:41 PM
Subject: [BANGLA-IT] Bangla text-to-speech and OCR launch at BRAC U on 19/02/09 

We are pleased to announce the first official release of our Bangla language 
processing software packages “Katha” (text-to-speech) and BanglaOCR (optical 
character recognition). We invite you to join us in celebrating this occasion 
on February 19, 2009 at 3 pm at BRAC University. See the computer create Bangla 
unicode text from scanned images and then read out the text. Meet the people 
behind it.

We have come a long way, but we have even a longer way to go.

The TTS and OCR run on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. There is also a web-enabled 
front-end for the TTS (and under development for the OCR), making these tools 
available at anytime and from anywhere. We are working on better integration 
with screen readers in collaboration with the vision impaired community.

The Bangla language processing tools developed at CRBLP are free and open 
source software, released under GNU Public License v2, and supported in part by 
funding from Canadian IDRC and BRAC University. Please visit CRBLP website 
http://www.bracu.ac.bd/research/crblp/ for more information on who we are and 
what we do.

Location: 203 Aarong House, BRAC University, 66 Mohakhali C/A
(mention "CRBLP seminar")
Time: 3 pm

Mumit Khan, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Head, Center for Research on Bangla Language Processing

BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh


+(880-2) 882-4051 Extension 4019

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