National Mission On Natural Language Translation Soon

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By Moderator June 28, 2019 09:43

The Ministry of Electronics and IT will soon place before the Union Cabinet a ₹450 crore proposal for Natural Language Translation — one of the key missions identified by the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).

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  • The national mission on natural language translation aims to make science and technology accessible to all by facilitating access to teaching and researching material bilingually — in English and in one’s native Indian language.
  • To achieve this, the government plans to leverage a combination of machine translation and human translation.
  • The mission would help students, teachers, authors, publishers, translation software developers, and general readers.
  • To overcome the language barrier, the government planned to set up an ecosystem which involved the Central and State agencies and start-ups.
    • Start-ups can help expedite the work to build implementable solutions to help make research
  • Translation activities can also help generate employment for educated unemployed

Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council

  • The PM-STIAC is an overarching Council that facilitates the PSA’s Office to assess the status in specific science and technology domains, comprehend challenges in hand, formulate specific interventions, develop a futuristic roadmap and advise the Prime Minister accordingly.
  • The other important terms of reference of the Council is to formulate, converge, collaborate, coordinate and implement multi-stakeholder policy initiatives, mechanisms, reforms, and programs aimed at:
    • Synergizing S&T covering fundamental to applied research in collaboration with multiple stakeholders both in central and state governments
    • Enabling future preparedness in emerging domains of science and technology
    • Formulating and coordinating major inter-ministerial S&T missions
    • Providing an enabling ecosystem for technology led innovations and techno-entrepreneurship
    • Driving innovation and technology delivery towards solving socio-economic challenges for sustainable growth
    • Fostering effective public-private linkages for driving research and innovation
    • Developing innovation clusters with multiple stakeholders including academia, industry, and government
    • Skilling in current and futuristic technologies.

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Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/national-mission-on-natural-language-translation-soon/article28191771.ece

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