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Sambit Mallick

Contact information

IRC nick : sambit

E-mail : /

Sourceforge : sambit95

Location : India

Time Zone : UTC/GMT +5:30

Why am I interested in machine translation?

Why is it that you are interested in Apertium?

Which of the published tasks am I interested in? What do I plan to do?

I'm interested in adopting an unreleased language pair(Odia-English). As there is no Odia-English pair in Apertium, I have to work on monodix first.

Reasons why Google and Apertium should sponsor it?

There are is no reliable translation of Odia-English available on Internet.

How and who will it benefit in society?

Odia is the predominant language of the Indian state of Odisha and one of many official languages of India. It the sixth Indian language to be designated a Classical Language in India on the basis of having a long literary history and not having borrowed extensively from other languages. Out of 40 million native speakers, many doesn't know English. As there are is no reliable translation available even in Google translator, it gets difficult for those people who don't understand or struggle to learn English. As English is the International language, it's widely used everywhere i.e Social Media, Internet. Through Apertium these problems an be solved using machine translation. This'll benefit a large community and for non-native speakers, they will get to know about Odia language literature.

Work Plan

Skills & Qualifications

Currently I'm a pre-final year student of Electronics and Communicating Engineering at IIT Guwahati. Though I'm new to MT, I do coding and have interest in Machine Learning. I am comfortable with C and Python. Besides, for this project I'm familiar with Linux, XML, Odia(my mother-tongue) and English. I've not any previous experience with open source, although I've spent quite a bit of time understand about Apertium.