Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Muhammad Ahmad RanaSEECSUndergraduateFourthmrana.bese15seecs@seecs.edu.pk
1Maryam ZafarSEECSUndergraduateFourthmzafar.bese15seecs@seecs.edu.pk
1Ashar MehmoodSEECSUndergraduateFourthamehmood.bese15seecs@seecs.edu.pk

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Idea Details

Idea Name: Raahber
Slogan: Chalo Chalein
Supervisor Name: Dr. Muhammad Ali Tahir
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: SEECS
Supervisor Department: Department of Computing
Contact number: +923325405920
Email ID: ali.tahir@seecs.edu.pk
Abstract:
    We provide a scalable Urdu based Speech Navigation System, in collaboration with TPL Maps, with which users who can’t speak and understand English, can easily interact.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    The current voice based navigation systems mainly support English language while 43% of people in Pakistan can not understand English. On the other hand the most widely spoken language, Urdu, is totally neglected, Hence, there is immense need to incorporate Urdu in Voice based Navigation.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Our project is supposed to be used in Pakistan and it would be made according to the needs of people who speak Urdu language and have difficulty in using systems with English voice assistance.
How will the solution works
    The system will consist of two major modules; Speech-to-text using KALDI for Automatic Speech Recognition and Text-to-speech using Festival tool. The user will be able to search for directions through voice search in Urdu, the speech will be converted to text and sent to TPL Maps app as a query for navigation directions. In return the system would provide voice navigation assistance in Urdu language by converting Urdu Text to Speech.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Our competitors are Navigation apps (including Google Maps) other than TPL Maps that don't provide voice based navigation in Urdu. Our solution is different because it provides voice based navigation services for Pakistanis in their national language.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2018-12-23 (1141)