Computer Networks and Internet Engineering
This division works in areas of computer networks and real time systems. Currently the group is working on:
- Active Networks
- Projects related to Network Management
- Ip Multicasting
- Ip Firewalling
- Multi-protocol Label Switching
- The ERNET project
LCG through their sincere attempts is offering Indian Language capabilities at various levels and platforms including the free and open-source operating systems like GNU-Linux so that information and communication technology is effectively used for multi-lingual informatics using local languages. Areas of interest to the group include:
- Device independent text processing tools - DIP.
- Rupantar encoding scheme - which has become almost the de facto standard for writing Indian languages using English alphabets among research communities. Rupantar Programs addresses the issue of transliteration from English into many Indian languages and has been used as a support in many subsequent text generation environments.
- Font Design Software.
- Multilingual Text Processor
- Electronic Publishing System.
- Collaborative work with Microsoft to enable Indian Languages on Window 2000 Platform.
- Creation of opentype font series `Raghu' for Indian Languages on Linux Platform.
IT Systems & Solutions
The staff at IT Systems & Solutions (ITSS) is primarily responsible for setting up and maintenance of computing facilities at C-DAC. Their other activities include :
- Acquisition and updating of advanced equipment and software at C-DAC
- Providing support to all staff members of C-DAC, students and other users of computing facilities at C-DAC
- Providing consultancy service on specification planning, procurement, network design, power conditioning equipment and acceptance testing of different computer systems
- Provide software consultancy on demand
- Support various projects of Networks group like ERNET,BONET etc.
Knowledge Based Computer Systems
The KBCS division carries out research and development in selected subfields of Artificial Intelligence. We also offer a variety of courses covering various areas of AI.
Current core areas of research are:
Natural Language Technology
- Machine Translation
- Web search results clustering
- Cross Lingual Information Retrieval
- Word Sense Disambiguation
- Expert Systems
- Intelligent Advisory System
- Data Mining
- Resource Scheduling
In addition to these, the division is interested in the following areas:
- Machine Learning/Soft Computing
- Intelligent Agents
- Semantic Web
For more details regarding division's activities, projects and products, please visit the group page .
Open Source Software Division (OSSD)
The Open Source Software division (OSSD) contributes to creation of a supportive ecosystem for FOSS in India through relevant activities. It functions as a resource centre in this strategically important area of software technology, hosting portals, offering educational programs and developing significant open source software. The focus areas of the division are Accessibility, Health Care, Localisation and E-learning. We carry out research and development in these areas to provide effective solutions. We develop systems for physically challenged in the area of Accessibility, provide various health solutions to the healthcare providers, develop tools that will aid the process of localisation and translation of applications, and develop solutions in different areas of e-Learning in collaboration with the Education Technology Unit (ETU).
Some of the development activities include:
- Anumaan – a predictive text entry system for people with writing disability
- SuTra – An Intelligent Suggestive Translator for Localisation
- e-Svaasthya – An open source Hospital Information System for India
- Enhancing accessibility for FOSS Desktops – this project aims at making the Linux Desktops usable by the differently abled people like the Blind, people with motor disability, people with memory problems, etc.
- Development of knowledge bank repository for scientific/education/e-Governance applications
- Marathi Tutor - A constructive learning environment for learning Marathi, done in collaboration with ETU
- Subjective Evaluation Framework – a tool providing a framework for subjective evaluation in universities, done in collaboration with ETU.
- RE portal – a platform which will aid reinventing the current education process in India. This project is done for IBM.
- Shiksha portal – a platform developed for collaboration among teachers all over India, currently being used by the CII foundation to promote teacher collaboration.
- Drishti – An EMR solution for Ophthalmology, a system developed for Sankara Eye Hospital
- Student portal – a platform where teachers/ industry players can put their ideas which students can take up to implement and give back to the open source community
- Innovation Portal
The group also works on spreading awareness of these areas and Open Source technology. One of the mandates of OSSD is to promote the use of Free/Open Source software (FOSS) in the country.
Software Engineering Division at C-DAC, Mumbai is engaged in development of Software R & D projects, consultancies and educational programmes in areas of Software Architectures, High Performance Computing and Distributed Computing. The division is headed by Mr. Zia Saquib, Executive Director, C-DAC Mumbai.The division is operational at two units viz., Mumbai & Bangalore.It has a sub-division, Management Information System (MIS) unit which undertakes the operational automation at C-DAC, Mumbai.
The division is committed to:
- Research & Development in areas of Software Architecture, Software based High Performance Solutions and Distributed Computing.
- Build turnkey solutions and consultancies in areas of eGovernance for various bodies under Government of India.
- Provide high-end education and training for the academic, corporate and public sector organizations.