GSoC/GCI Archive
Google Summer of Code 2013

Ankur India

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  • Improving accuracy of Bengali OCR tools OCR for languages with connected scripts is a widely popular subject, and a few open source projects can be found on the cloud, but none of them are complete as a whole. This project aims to extended an OCR tool for Bengali language, with an aim to improve accuracy up to 98%.
  • Improving information retrieval methods for OCR data sets consisting of Indic scripts This project aims at improving IR methods for OCRed data i.e. erroneous data. The mis-classification error introduced by OCR can significantly degrade the IR efficiency. We have to develop some IR methods which take these errors into account and give better results accordingly.
  • Speech based query and result retrieval system for Indian languages This projects intends to provide an easily extensible framework for utilizing speech input to query a data store of content and, provide result set. The goal of the project is to implement the system in Telugu along with a documented process of how to extend it to other Indian languages.
  • To implement a tool for improving the aesthetic quality of fonts of Indic scripts There are a lot of fonts for Roman scripts but when it comes to fonts for Indic scripts like Devanagri, Bengali, Telugu, there is a dearth of good quality Open Type fonts. This tool would facilitate in providing tests enabling Font developers to contribute more to Open Type Indic fonts.