LINGUIST List 13.2183

Tue Aug 27 2002

Media: BBC Web Article: Hindi "Chatbot"

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  1. Karen S. Chung, Media: BBC: Hindi chatbot

Message 1: Media: BBC: Hindi chatbot

Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 06:48:11 +0800
From: Karen S. Chung <>
Subject: Media: BBC: Hindi chatbot

 There's a short article in the technology section of the BBC Web site
(Tuesday, 27 August, 2002) about an interactive Hindi-speaking 'chatbot':

 Hindi chatbot breaks new ground
 Picture caption: The software converts sound waves into speech

 By Alfred Hermida
 BBC News Online technology staff

 A computer chat program that speaks Hindi could open up computers to
India's illiterate millions.
 Computer science students in Chandigarh, 248 kilometres (154 miles) from
Delhi, have developed an interactive software program called Deepti which
can converse intelligently with people in natural language.

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 Karen Steffen Chung
 National Taiwan University

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