IIT Madras, in collaboration with Goa University, is working on a project that will include all dialects of Konkani in the digital world (including the internet and all public utility apps such as GPS etc), and are hence, looking for contributors from the Tiswadi taluka of Goa.
AI4Bharat, a research centre at IIT Madras (https://ai4bharat.org/) is in the process of developing AI technology in all 22 scheduled languages of India, including Konkani, with plans to document the dialects and accents of Konkani from all the talukas of Goa.
In Goa, AI4Bharat will start by recording the Tiswadi dialect at Goa University, Taleigao Plateau. The recording will last for 3-4 hours. For this purpose, the researchers are inviting residents/contributors from the Tiswadi taluka, who can converse in the local dialect, spoken in the region.
Contributors will be paid Rs 500 as a token of appreciation.
Individuals who are interesting in participating in the project can fill up the form below, after which a student volunteer will contact the participants to fix a suitable date, time and venue at Goa University to carry out the required recordings.
Individuals who are interested in participating, but are not in a position to travel, may mention that while filling the form.
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WHERE: Goa University, Taleigao Plateau
WHEN: February 25, 2023 – March 5, 2023
TIMINGS: 9 am to 5 pm
ELIGIBILITY: Natives/residents of Tiswadi taluka
CONTACT: +91 9850 154903