Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Ayesha AnjumSEECSUndergraduateFourthaanjum.bese15seecs@seecs.edu.pk
1Rabia SaeedSEECSUndergraduateFourthrsaeed.bese15seecs@seecs.edu.pk
1Hijab ZahidSEECSUndergraduateFourthhzahid.bese15seecs@seecs.edu.pk

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Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: Shireen
Slogan: #UrduMain
Supervisor Name: Dr. Ali Tahir
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: SEECS
Supervisor Department: Department of Computing
Contact number: 03325405920
Email ID: ali.tahir@seecs.edu.pk
Abstract:
    People unfamiliar with English have difficulty using display based devices. Disabled and visually impaired people also face the same predicament. The proposed solution is Urdu based phone assistant.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Literacy rate in Pakistan is only 58%. Most people can't even read or write even in Urdu. Moreover, 2 million people in Pakistan are blind and 18 million are visually impaired.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Urdu speaking people that have difficulty in using smartphones or any other android based display devices. Urdu is the national language of Pakistan which means it is spoken and understood by majority of the population.
How will the solution works
    The solution consists of three basic modules. The conversion of Speech to text using Google cloud API, natural language processing using rasa nlu and lastly the conversion of text to speech.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    No commercial Urdu based phone assistants are available in the market as of now. The fact that it caters specifically the people that speak and understand Urdu is what makes it different and unique.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2018-12-23 (1153)