Colleagues may be interested in the progress made so far in translating the UDC
Summary into languages of the Indian subcontinent
Currently UDC Summary has around 2400 classes and is available online in 42
languages. We hope to be able to provide exports for free use for training and
indexing soon. At the moment we can send multilingual exports of what is
In 2010, under the guidance of Dr. Devika Madalli and with help from DRTC
(Bangalore) we managed to establish contact with volunteers in a number of
universities and we have made good progress in making at least the top classes
in a number of languages available online.
We are pleased to announce that the translation in two Indic languages is now
- BENGALI Bengali (http://www.udcc.org/udcsummary/php/index.php?lang=bn) -
courtesy of Bhaskar Mukherjee (Banaras Hindu University) and Subal Chandra Biswas
- HINDI (http://www.udcc.org/udcsummary/php/index.php?lang=hi) - courtesy of
Aditya Tripathi and colleagues from Banaras Hindu University: Rajani Mishra,
Sneha Tripathi, Praveen Shukla - and Vinit Kumar from DRTC, Bangalore
In addition we have top classes and started translatin the following four languages:
- Marathi (http://www.udcc.org/udcsummary/php/index.php?lang=mr) - courtesy of
Rajendra Kumbhar (Uni. of Pune), Sunita Barve (Uni. of Pune), Priyamwada Joshi
- Malayalam (http://www.udcc.org/udcsummary/php/index.php?lang=ml) - courtesy of
Anila S (DRTC)
- Kannada (http://www.udcc.org/udcsummary/php/index.php?lang=kn) - courtesy of
Amrut Benahal, Preedip Balaji B. (DRTC)
- Tamil (http://www.udcc.org/udcsummary/php/index.php?lang=ta) - courtesy of
Preedip Balaji B (DRTC)
Colleagues have approached us for Punjabi and Urdu and we hope to make some
progress with these two languages as well.
I would like to congratulate and thank all colleagues who helped us so far with
this international project.
Translation of a knowledge classification is by no means a trivial task and
having more translators helping and contributing is paramount. The experience is
also rewarding in terms of working towards an established knowledge organization
terminology in any given language that can be shared online within and between
communities. We would again like to extend our invitation to colleagues from
these above and other language communities to join us.
Dr Aida Slavic
UDC Editor in Chief
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Multilingual UDC Summary: http://www.udcc.org/udcsummary/php/index.php
2011 Seminar Classification& Ontology:http://seminar.udcc.org/2011/index.htm
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