Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya, Nepal

Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP), a non -profit institution, is principally an archive of published materials in the Nepali Language. It has also been working in the field of software localisation and Nepali Language Computing since the year 2000. MPP’s involvement in computing began with the Pustakalaya’s decision to electronically catalogue its collections nearly a decade ago. Since the available technology (a number of Nepali fonts like Preeti, JagHimali, Kanchan etc) lacked data processing capabilities, as well as inconsistencies in the keyboard mappings and layout, there was no alternative other than to develop a standard keyboard input method with data processing capabilities.

MPP takes part in promoting ICT as an enabler of national development, supporting the development of reliable ICT infrastructure in the country. Coming up from the year 2000, MPP has made a giant leap in the field of software development. Today, its image in the general public is no longer of an archive house only for the collection of printed materials in Nepali but also as an established institution, which has been continuously working in the field of software development.

Team’s Achievement

Phase I

Nepalinux 2.0

Nepalinux 1.0

Nepali Dictionary and Affix file License

Nepali Lexicon License

Phase II

NepaLinux 3.0, License

Nepali Grammar Checker, License

Nepali Spell Checker, License

Nepali OCR, License

Urdu-Nepali-English Parallel Corpus, License

Nepali Computational Grammar, License

CPI Team Members and their Designations

Amar Gurung, Director of the Nepali Language Computing Project at Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya, Nepal. He is also the Country Project Leader for the Nepal Component of the PAN Localization Project as well as being the Project Manager for Nepal for the Bhasha Sanchar Project.
Bal Krishna Bal,
LeaderProject Manager
Lochan Joshi
, Finance Manager
Jyotshna Shrestha
, Assistant Account
Dadhiram Nepal
, Administrative Assistant
Nawaraj Dhital
, Office Assistant
Paras Pradhan
, Senior Developer
Basanta Shrestha,
Senior Developer
Subir Bahadur Pradhanang,
Senior Developer
Dayaram Budhathoki,
Developer/System Administrator
Anil Shakya
, Web/Graphics Developer
Shiva Pokheral,
Lead Translator
Shyam Krishna Bal,
Translator
Nabin Guatum,
Translator
Narayan Magar
, Translator
Prajol Shrestha
, Researcher and Software Developer
Rajesh Pandey,
Researcher and Software
Laxmi Prasad Khatiwada, Krishna Parajuli,
Developer Linguists
Kedar Sharma,
Outreach coordinator
Sharad Bhusal,
Outreach officer

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