Gujaratilexicon is pleased to announce the launch of the Gujarati Living Dictionary as part of the Oxford Global Languages (OGL) initiative.
[ClickPress, Thu Aug 31 2017] Gujaratilexicon is pleased to announce the launch of the Gujarati Living Dictionary as part of the Oxford Global Languages (OGL) initiative.
The OGL programme is building dictionaries and lexical resources for around 100 of the world's languages and making them available online. The Gujarati Living Dictionary is launched as a part of a special focus on Indian languages.
Judy Pearsall, Director for Oxford Dictionaries put forward the motivating philosophy in her own words: “Digital communication across the globe is dominated by English and other major global languages. We are at a critical time in the nexus of the internet and its impact on language diversity and viability, and the time to act is now. OGL is a mission to help digital communication through building resources for the world's languages. India has a remarkable linguistic landscape with a richness and history that is found in few other places on the planet. But only 35 percent of the Indian population use the internet. Hence we are putting a special focus on Indian languages and aim to work for more initiatives in this space.”
Gujaratlexicon is the thought leader in Gujarati language space and aims to preserve,popularize and develop Gujarati language through the power of information technology.
Dr. Ashok Karania, Mentor of Gujaratilexicon is enthused about the collaboration between Oxford and Gujaratilexicon. He says: “We are humbled to be a part of the global initiative of Oxford to transform digital experience for the non-English world by providing content and tools in local languages. Gujarati is the language of the enterprising people across
the world and this initiative will inspire further technology, research and education programs for diasporic and local Indians. As digital era and AI transform the technology world, the personal human experience will be more important than ever and technologies in local language will ensure those expressions”
Oxford Global Languages (OGL) is a major initiative from Oxford dictionaries, part of Oxford University Press, which launched in 2014. OGL aims to transform the experience of millions of people worldwide by making their language available in digital form – on websites, in apps, and via other tools. OGL records how living languages, including their variants and dialects, are used today. The result is a vast data store of language data that is accessible, linked, and reusable.
Gujaratilexicon is a landmark work in the history of Gujarati language containing resources of more than 45 lakh words. It aims to contemporize Gujarati language and develop rich and relevant Gujarati language resources.
The mission is the result of undying passion and relentless vision of Amar Shri Ratilal P. Chandaria, who spent more than 25 years on this project. The leading Gujaratilexicon projects include Digital Bhagwadgomandal, Digital Sarth Kosh, LokKosh, Lets Learn Gujarati, Crossword, Gujaratilexicon Mobile Application, Global Gujaratilexicon, Gujarati Games, eBooks etc. It is supported by Chandaria Foundation & Arnion Technologies.