Indo-German Collaborative Project on the development of a
Voiced based Multilingual Information Access (V-MIA) System
for Indian Languages
PROJECT PROPOSAL DRAFT FROM THE INDIAN SIDE
Dr. C. N. Krishnan, Anna University Chennai
Dr. K. Samudravijaya, TIFR Mumbai
Dr. R. Sangal, IIIT Hyderabad
Dr. S. Sarkar, IIT Kharagpur
Dr. M.K. Sinha, Expert Software, New Delhi
For Discussion in the
Chennai 3rd-6th Dec. 2004.
With support from
DST, Govt. of India & BMBF, Govt. of Germany
28th Nov. 2004
V-MIA Final Meeting, Anna University, Chennai, Dec 3 rd-6th ,2004
1. Dr. Norbert Reithinger, DFKI
2. Mr. Reinhard Karger, DFKI
1. Mr. K Arora, CDAC Noida
2. Mr. S Baskaran, AU-KBC Anna University
3. Dr. H.Darbari, CDAC Pune
4. Dr. C N Krishnan, AU-KBC Anna University
5. Dr. D.Mishra, IIIT Hyderabad
6. Dr. H.Murthy, IIT Madras
7. Dr. S Rajendran, AU-KBC Anna University
8. Dr. K Samudravijaya, TIFR Mumbai
9. Dr. R Sangal, IIIT Hyderabad
10. Dr. S.Sarkar, IIT Kharagpur
11. Mr. V N Shukla, CDA Noida
12. Dr. M K Sinha, Expert Software New Delhi
13. Dr. L Sobha, AU-KBC Anna University.
i) German team’s response to the draft sent from India ,and discussion on Verbmobil
Project ( 2-5 PM, day1:Friday)
ii) Workshop by German team on a set of identified topics ( 9AM-
iii) Presentation on V-MIA by Indian participants and Discussion ( 9AM -
iv) German team’s perception and advice on how we should go about preparing the
final V-MIA Proposal, including the possible forms of German involvement in and
contribution to the project ( 2-4 PM, day3:Sunday)
v) Topic/Chapter wise discussion on the Proposal and coming to a near-final document
( 4-6PM, day 3:Sunday)
vi) Topic/Chapter wise discussion on the Proposal and coming to a near-final
document—contd. (9AM--1PM, day 4:Monday)
Selected Workshop Topics to be covered by the German Team
i) V-MIA software architecture—Blackboard architecture, and its suitability for V-MIA.
ii) Dialog Manager of Verbmobil, and our using a similar approach.
iii) Linguistic Analysis—General and Domain-specific.
iv) Speech data acquisition process.
v) Handling of speech disfluencies, self-corrections etc.
vi) Corpora creation, standardization etc.
vii) In general--Lessons from Verbmobil that would be of relevance to V-MIA.
Date and venue
Friday 3rd Dec.2PM—Monday 6th Dec 2PM
Ramanujam Computing Centre, Main campus of Anna University, Guindy, Chennai-25.