Aims and Objectives of RCILTS-II
The Resource Centre for Indian Language Technology Solutions (RCILTS), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) is one of thirteen such centres, spread all over the country, set up to provide information in various Indian languages in electronic form and make them available in native languages aiding the dissemination of information to the larger masses.
RCILTS Phase II (Assamese and Bodo) is taking significant steps to make the Assamese and Bodo languages of the North-East of India electronically accessible. With the help of infrastructure provided by IITG, this project is funded by the Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India (MIT, GoI).
The project has the following Aims and Objectives:
To create parallel corpora of the Assamese and Bodo languages and annotate them. The corpora will be collected from written text of three different domains viz. Generic, Health and Tourism. The primary target of size of the corpora is as follows-
Generic: 10 K sentences
Health: 10 K sentences
Tourism: 10 K sentences
To compile an English-Assamese-Bodo Trilingual Dictionary keeping in mind the usability of the lexicons of the Assamese and Bodo languages in machine translation and other computational work. Every entry will be consist of a set of four fields viz. “English” (Source Language), “Grammatical Category” (of the Source Language as well as the Target Languages), “Assamese Meaning” (1st Target Language) and “Bodo Meaning” (2nd Target Language). The target of entries is as follows-
Generic domain: 35 K Entries
Health and Tourism domains: 10 K Entries
To create a website, basically, on the cultural and linguistic aspects of the Assamese and Bodo communities. As this aim suggests, brief notes of the cultural and linguistic aspects of both the communities will be the basic elements of the website. Moreover, this website will be an attempt to establish as a mirror of the whole work of the project so that it can serve as a RESOURCE REPOSITORY of the two Indian Languages.