Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing
|Type||Research and Development|
|Founder(s)||National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences|
|Key people||Dr. Sarmad Hussain|
|Area served||Urdu Computing, Language localization|
The Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing (CRULP) conducts research and development in linguistic and computational aspects of Urdu and other languages of Pakistan. Formation of CRULP was announced at the “First National Urdu Software Development Workshop” held in March 2001 at FAST-NU, Lahore and was established in July 2001. The center was established to conduct research and development in areas including Speech Processing, Computational Linguistics and Script Processing. The center arranges and participates in seminars, workshops and conferences dedicated to promote Urdu Language processing.
PAN Localization Project
The project is an initiative of the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada and the Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing (CRULP). The objective of thes project is to build local language computing capacity in regional institutions of Asia. The project is led by researchers at CRULP, NUCES. CRULP will be coordinating efforts across Asia through ICT researchers, practitioners, linguists and policymakers from government agencies, universities and the private sector. The countries (and languages) included in the second phase of the project are Afghanistan (Pashto), Bangladesh (Bangla), Bhutan (Dzongkha), Cambodia (Khmer), China (Tibetan), Laos (Lao), Mongolia (Mongolian), Nepal (Nepali), Pakistan (Urdu) and Sri Lanka (Sinhala, Tamil).