Punjabi University teaching faculty bags copyright of research work

Punjabi University teaching faculty bags copyright of research work

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Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 2

Teaching faculty of the Department of Computer Science, Punjabi University College, Miranpur, university campus and DAV College, Jalandhar, have acquired two copyrights for their research work in automation of Indian sign language (ISL) from the Government of India. Asst Prof Rakesh Kumar, Department of Computer Science, University College, Miranpur, Prof Vishal Goyal, Department of Computer Science, Punjabi University, and Associate Prof, Dr Lalit Goyal, DAV College, Jalandhar, have acquired the copyrights.

Calling it the world’s first public announcement system for deaf, the faculty members said they had developed prototype of the automatic conversion tools for public announcements at airports and railway stations in Indian sign language synthetic animations. These conversion tools could automatically convert public announcements into sign language synthetic animations at airports and railway stations, they added.

“Developed tools are the first of the kind in the world,” they said.

When asked about their plans in the area of research, Asst Prof Rakesh Kumar said he was currently working on the development of ISL dictionary using synthetic animations for public places.

Dr Vishal Goyal said they were trying to improve the accuracy of their previously developed translation system for complex and compound English sentences into Indian sign language using synthetic animations.

Dr Pushpinder Gill, Dean (External centres), Punjabi University, said such research work was a source of inspiration for college students.

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