Call to Action ⚡️

Call to Action ⚡️

March 27, 2023
Soumendra Kumar Sahoo
"In my dream of the 21st  century for the State, I would have young men and women who put the interest of the State before them. They will have pride in themselves, confidence in themselves. They will not be at anybody’s mercy, except their own selves. By their brains, intelligence and capacity, they will recapture the history of Kalinga." - Biju Pattnaik

Open Source projects

Odia NLP

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This page is about an effort by volunteers to increase the online presence of the Odia language, which is a low-resource language. The goal is to develop an ecosystem for the language in text, audio, and visual space and to nurture further developments in these areas. The page includes a list of resources for contributing to open-source projects and links to suitable issues to contribute to on GitHub. The page also includes valuable articles for new open-source contributors and resources for learning Git and GitHub. You may check these resources:
Few projects:


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soumendrakUpdated Aug 13, 2023
This Python package contains various tools in the Odia language. The short-term goal of this package is not to make state-of-the-art methods but to make tools that work.
Features of the package:
  • Language detection
  • Fake name generation
  • Word and sentence tokenizer
  • Google API-based translation
  • Auto extractive summarization and
  • Offline Dictionary
Other than these projects, join other projects of your liking and add Odia language support.

Odisha ML

Odias in ML is a global initiative creating a space for idea sharing, fostering collaborations, and discussing initiatives to increase Odia people's presence in AI. To this end, we run mentoring programs and maintain various fora for fostering partnerships and collaborations with industry and investors.
As Utkala Gouraba Madhusudan Das’ Utkala Sammilani was created in 1903 to campaign for the unification of all Odia people into the state of Odisha. Likewise, we intend to unite all Odias in the domain of AI worldwide under a single Odias in ML banner.
Other links:
Monthly Newsletter:

Contribute to Odia Common Voice

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Common Voice ହେଉଛି ଏକ ସର୍ବସାଧାରଣରେ ଉପଲବ୍ଧ ଭଏସ୍ ଡାଟାସେଟ୍, ଯାହା ସମଗ୍ର ବିଶ୍ୱରେ ସ୍ୱେଚ୍ଛାସେବୀ ଯୋଗଦାନକାରୀଙ୍କ ସ୍ୱର ଦ୍ୱାରା ପରିଚାଳିତ । ଯେଉଁମାନେ ଭଏସ୍ ଆପ୍ଲିକେସନ୍ ନିର୍ମାଣ କରିବାକୁ ଚାହୁଁଛନ୍ତି ସେମାନେ ମେସିନ୍ ଲର୍ଣ୍ଣିଂ ମଡେଲ୍ ଗୁଡ଼ିକୁ ପ୍ରଶିକ୍ଷଣ ଦେବା ପାଇଁ ଏହି ଡାଟାସେଟ୍ ବ୍ୟବହାର କରିପାରିବେ।ବର୍ତ୍ତମାନ ସମୟରେ, ଅଧିକାଂଶ ଭଏସ୍ ଡାଟାସେଟ୍, କମ୍ପାନୀଗୁଡିକର ମାଲିକାନାରେ ଅଛି, ଯାହା ବିବିଧତାକୁ ଦମନ କରିଥାଏ । ଭଏସ୍ ଡାଟାସେଟ୍ ମଧ୍ୟ କମ୍ ପ୍ରତିନିଧିତ୍ୱ କରେ: ଅଣ-ଇଂରାଜୀ ଭାଷୀ, ରଙ୍ଗଯୁକ୍ତ ଲୋକ, ଭିନ୍ନକ୍ଷମ ଲୋକ, ମହିଳା ଏବଂ LGBTQIA+ ଲୋକ। ଅର୍ଥାତ୍ ଭଏସ୍-ସକ୍ଷମ ଟେକ୍ନୋଲୋଜି ଅନେକ ଭାଷା ପାଇଁ ଆଦୌ କାମ କରେ ନାହିଁ ଏବଂ ଯେଉଁଠାରେ ଏହା କାମ କରେ, ସେଠାରେ ଏହା ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ସମାନ ଭାବରେ ଭଲ ପ୍ରଦର୍ଶନ କରିନପାରେ । ଆମେ ସବୁସ୍ଥାନରେ ଲୋକଙ୍କୁ ଏକାଠି କରି ସେମାନଙ୍କ ସ୍ୱର ବାଣ୍ଟିବାକୁ ଚାହୁଁଛୁ ।

Odia Wikimedia

Contribute to Odia Wikipedia:

  • To start with, read articles on Odia Wikipedia.
  • Whenever you see a spelling mistake, correct those.
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Contribute to Wikimedia Commons

  • Upload the pitha, jhoti, odia dish, and anything related to Odia to Commons.

Contribute to Open Street Map Odisha

Open Street Map is a movement against monopoly map service providers. This is made by volunteer contributors who map the local areas for better navigation and to showcase rich information available on the ground.
You can map the points of interest in cities or add roads and areas over remote areas. Odisha is relatively underdeveloped in mapping quality.
Head on to OpenStreetMap and start contributing.

Disclaimer: More or less, the author is a not-for-profit contributor/volunteer to the above projects. His views may be biased.