PUNE: Centre for Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has created the CM office Real Time Dashboard Executive (Core) in the Telugu language for Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. It can be accessed on www.core.ap.gov.in
“This is the first time in the country when a chief minister took the lead to create a CORE to help the masses. And C-DAC helped the CM in creating it in the local language,” said Mahesh Kulkarni, Associate Director and Head of Department of The Graphic and Intelligence based Script Technology (GIST). This website is different from that of state government website and it is in the local language so that more and more citizens can avail the facilities and know about various government schemes.
“We have used localisation management framework for it,” informed Kulkarni, adding, “We have used machine translations created by C-DAC and not Google for its backhand operations. With this, now if a local person has to fill a form online, s/he can do it in the local language, instead of depending upon the English language or using a translation tool,” he said.
“Another important feature of it is that it has name confirming data so that there is no duplication of names and it can filter the similar names,” he said. This portal is different from state government site, but it has all links, which are necessary for a common man like higher education, transport, energy or administration.
Kulkarni said, “We took the support from Go-Translate for language. It is a translation framework developed by C-DAC, GIST Pune. And it supports all 22 official Indian languages as well as foreign languages.”
“The localisation framework empowers various state government departments to carry out localisations, in order to reach out to masses. The same was released for public use,” he said.