HRD Ministry launches portal, BHARATAVANI

The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Wednesday announced the launch of a multilingual knowledge portal www.bharatavani.in, an official statement said.

In this context, the Bharatavani Project (BvP), a knowledge initiative is launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. This Project aims to build a searchable knowledge repository in and about all the languages in India in multimedia (text, audio, video, images) formats through an online portal. The Bharatavani Portal will be accessible to all sections of society. The Project is being implemented by the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysuru, Karnataka. The Portal offers open knowledge under fair usage clauses of The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012, for educational purposes.

Providing available knowledge already created by the Government and publicly funded institutions all over India, and putting it across for the public usage, by deploying robust, interactive, user friendly web tools will be the main thrust of the Bharatavani Project. The Project will be guided by a National Advisory Committee and a Technology Advisory Committee, besides Language Editorial Committees in each of the languages. The MHRD seeks active participation of the knowledge organisations, individuals in this ambitious project resulting in a massive social movement of knowledge sharing.

The Bharatavani Portal would publish the content in the following main sections:

1. PaaThyapustaka Kosha: Textbooks
2. Jnana Kosha : Knowledge base (Digitisation underway)
3. Shabda Kosha: Dictionaries
4. Bhasha Kosha : Language learning
5. Suchanaa Praudyogikii Kosha : IT tools (Linked to TDIL)
6. Bahumaadhyama Kosha: Multimedia

Along with the portal, the Ministry has also launched the Bharatavani Multi-lingual app. This will enable users to search for one language text in another language as well as get meanings in different languages. Currently, the app has 35 multilingual dictionaries.

Source | Business Line | 26 May 2016

QUANDL: THE EASIEST WAY TO FIND & USE NUMERICAL DATA ON THE INTERNET

Quandl has indexed millions of time-series datasets from over 400 sources. All of Quandl’s datasets are open and free. You can download any Quandl dataset in any format that you want. You can also visualize, save, share, authenticate, validate, upload, index, merge and transform data. Our long-term goal is to make all the numerical data on the internet easy to find & easy to use……

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Structural Genomics Knowledgebase

Keep informed about advances in structural biology and structural genomics. Discover how protein sequences, three-dimensional structures and models relate to biological function. Stay up to date with the latest protocols, materials and technologies.

Click for more details: http://kb.psi-structuralgenomics.org/index.html

LangId-Identify your language

LangId is a free web service that allows you to identify in which language was written any text you need to analyze.

LangID is the quickest way to retrieve informations about a language you don’t know.

Most of the free translations services available online ask you to select the language you want to translate a text from. This means that if you don’t know what language it is you can not translate it in your language

Using LangID you can understand in which language a text was written and then use an external service to translate it.

Indian Citation Index Database (ICI)

Indian Citation Index Database (ICI) is a multidisciplinary research platform primarily intend to perform literature search and multiple angle evaluation using citations similar to international databases like WoS and SCOPUS. Citation databases are specialized Abstracting & Indexing information products used to evaluate, map and measure information contents using citations as the association of R&D ideas. The references that researchers cite in their papers make explicit links between their current research and prior work in the literature archive. Indian Citation Index (ICI) organizes these intellectual links by listing both cited and citing works. Like other indexes, ICI enables users to move back in time to previously published papers, but uniquely one can also look forward in time to determine who has subsequently cited an earlier piece of research.

Indian Citation Index (ICI) is a home grown database, planed to have multidisciplinary information/knowledge contents from about 1000 top Indian scholarly journals. It provides powerful search engine basically to perform search and evaluation for researchers, policy makers, decision makers etc.

At present, it is planned to start with five years back files (depth) which would go over 10 years and beyond in next few month’s time. ICI right now is in zero version stage and its alpha version is being issued for users feedback and comments by 15th January 2010 and thereafter shortly its beta version would be launched. It is also planned and working accordingly that in next few months ICI with full search and analytic features would be served to users for using long awaited essentially needed information product. The ICI is owned by M/s Divan Enterprise for all practical purposes.

Currently you may access it by URL: Indian Citation Index

Author Mapper

AuthorMapper, an online tool for visualizing scientific research, enables document discovery based on author locations and geographic maps. Integrating content and mapping technology, AuthorMapper provides an easy-to-use, dynamic interface that allows

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AuthorMapper searches the springer journals collection and offers access to nearly one hundred fifty years’ of articles from more than 1,900 journals available on Springer Link. Comprehensive coverage includes both current and archival content in all major subject areas including life science, medicine, engineering, mathematics, computer science, business, and law, contributed by the world’s best academics and researchers. AuthorMapper is a powerful knowledge discovery tool that provides unique insights into scientific literature.

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CORAAL

The CORAAL tool allows to search and browse knowledge (concepts and their relations extracted and/or inferred from free text), publication meta-data (titles, authors, references, etc.) and the publication text itself. The current installation exposes more than 11000 of Elsevier life science articles related to the cancer research domain.