Seven institutes have come together to develop a technology for online translation from Sanskrit to Hindi.
Unveiled at the 15th World Sanskrit Conference inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Thursday,the project involves collaboration amongst University of Hyderabad,IIIT Hyderabad,Jawaharlal Nehru University,Sanskrit Academy,Hyderabad,Purna Prajna Vidyapeeth,Bangalore,Tirupati Vidyapeeth and Jagadguru Ramananandacharya Rajasthan Sanskrit University,Jaipur.
While there are resources available for translation of English to Sanskrit and vice-versa,not much had been done to facilitate online translation of Sanskrit to Hindi.
This is the gap that the project titled Sanskrit Machine Translation system hopes to fill.
Opening the World Sanskrit Conference the Prime Minister noted how the language was often misunderstood as a language of hymns and rituals alone when it was actually a complete knowledge system that embodies the great learning traditions of ancient India.