Indic Language Translation in CLIR Using Virtual Keyboard

  • Mallamma V. Reddy
  • M. Hanumanthappa
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 174)


Natural Language is the primary medium for human communication. Function of a Natural Language (NL) is to communicate semantic content of its expressions directly to unravel this task we used the notion of Virtual Keyboards. Virtual Keyboards are commonly used as an on-screen input method in devices with no physical keyboard. This paper presents the usage of Virtual Keyboards the aim is to build a machine that could communicate in Natural Language particularly for Kannada to Telugu and vice-versa. It is designed using Unicode Character Set “UTF-8”, achieves Translation of characters, words and sentences from source language text to target language. We have built the Bilingual Dictionary for Kannada-Telugu which consists around 1000 words. The experimental results and their performance are analyzed using Precision and Recall as described in this paper.


Machine Translation Target Language Corpus Size Query Translation Virtual Keyboard 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bangalore UniversityBangaloreIndia

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