Author(s): Cini Kurian

Automatic speech recognition has tremendous potential in Indian scenario. Although literacy rate of India is above 65%, less than 6% of India’s total population uses English for communication. Since the internet has become universal, common man now mainly depend the same for any sort of information and communication. Therefore it is imperative that the about 95% of our population cannot enjoy the benefits of this internet revolution. If these information is available in local languages, India could also be benefited by this technology revolution and could stand along with developed countries.