Kaniyam Foundation May, June 2019 Report
Kaniyam Foundation May, June 2019 Report
An environment where all virtual resource, tools and knowledge related to Tamil Language and ethnic groups, are accessible free and open to all.
To ensure that the use of Tamil language is advanced, parallel to social economic and scientific development and to provide knowledge and resources free and open to all.
Published a call for donation to buy 1000 ebooks in unicode format here - http://www.kaniyam.com/call-for-donation-to-buy-1000-books-in-unicode-format/
Here is the happy news
University of Toronto, Canada (UTSC) , has provided all the amount to purchase these 1000 ebooks. We have to make and release all the ebooks as epub, mobi, PDF, HTML, txt, odt with cover images in short time. The following works are being done. Hiring few full timers for this work, Training materals as text, video for them, MoU between Kaniyam and UTSC, Announcement document of releaseing all these books in Creative Commons license. Will give public announcements as soon as possible.
As we plan for 3-4 full timers, we need to pay them as monthly salary. We are looking for donations to cover this expense.
Thanks for all the donors.
|No||Activities||This Month||Total||This Month Contributors|
|1||FreeTamikEbooks.com Ebooks||41||552||Lenin Gurusamy, Anwar, S. Rajeswari, G.Sumathi,Julbihar Ahmed|
|2||Kaniyam.com articles||40||806||D. Nithya - R.Asokan - Kalarani - S.Kuppan - P.Mahalakshmi|
|3||Kaniyam.com Videos||12||44||D. Nithya, P.Mahalakshmi|
Created a project page at Tamil wikisource for kaniyam contributions. Wrote about the goals, guidelines for contributors etc. 9 contributors joined so far. One ebook is proofread, validated fully and released. 30 books are proofread and waiting for validation. Here is the List of books being worked on
Releasing Digital Works on Creative Commons License
Dr. Phili Iruthayanath books are going to be released in CC license. See the efforts here
Payanam Publisher's books are going to be released in CC license. See the efforts here.
Singer Roja Adithya released her youtube channel in CC license.
Thanks to Khaleel Jageer, Anwar for finding great content team and asking them to release their works in Creative Commons License.
Sanga Elakkiyam - Following the android app for Tamil Sangam Literature, we are working on to release a website for this. Anitha is making the website. Source code is here
Nithya is working on creating an OCR for Tamil using machine learning. Details are here
Sudharsan and Anitha are working on creating cover images for ebooks automatically. Details are here
Scanning a very old book
'Pathartha Guna Sindamani' is an old book, released in 1888. Warrant Bala gave this book for scanning. Kalyan of greendms.in scanned the book. Post processing work is going on. Will release it as PDF soon. Details are here.
Collecting all the nouns in Tamil
We started to collect all the nouns in Tamil. Details are here
In this spreadsheet, https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FqiFLstsTo6DXsPKPKzp7iPKR49Ml2k81UPR6Nq6inQ/edit?usp=sharing totally 83695 nouns are added.
Thanks to Divya for the great contributions.
Translating strings in OpenStreetMap.org to Tamil
OpenStreetMap.org needs strings to translated in Tamil. Started a project for this. Details are here
Anitha is getting the strings from OSM and Arunachalam is translating them.
Scan, OCR, Proofread
When writers release their works in CC license, they give as print books or as PDF files. We started to Scan them, do OCR, Proofread and release as ebooks. Thara joined the team as fulltimer for proofreading works.
Contributors - Anwar (Gets the books), Lenin Gurusamy (Scan), Anwar (OCR), Thara (Proofread)
So far 1600 pages have been proofread. Project details are here.
Writing the discussions about new projects here. https://github.com/KaniyamFoundation/ProjectIdeas/issues
- Tamil OCR using Machine Learning
- The History of Everything - app in Tamil
- Digitization project on Jamal Mohemmad College, Trichy
- Create video tutorials for all Free Sotware
- Documenting all old Coins
- Digitization of Mir, Raduka, Progressive Publications
This month Donors
|5||Panagudi Sankar Kumar||1,000|
|8||Free Software Users Group, Villupuram||20,000|
Total - Rs 41,500
Dontations - Internet Resources
- Noolaham Foundation - server worth of Rs 350/month
- E2E Networks - server worth of Rs 730/month
Last month balance - Rs 1,04,050
- FTE app release party, Villupuram - Rs 17,700
- Pavithra - prood reading at Tamil Wikisource - Rs 4,555
- Bought Mir publication books - Rs 800
- Scanned an old book - Rs 1,500
Total expenses - Rs 24,555
Total Balance - Rs 1,04,050 + Rs 41,500 - Rs 24,555 = Rs 1,20,995
Donations and expense details are documented in this sheet .
Bank account details
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