Social Computing

Assistive Technology

For most of us technology makes things easier, but for persons with disabilities it makes things possible

Assistive technology is one of the core area for intervention by ICFOSS. Particular focus of the intervention in the last year was on motor disability. In this year, while continuing the work last year, we shall focus on releasing more tools. Over this period ICFOSS made national and international collaborations including the MoUs signed with Ministry if Social Justice Department, Govt. of India & University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Austria. The technology development strategy adopted by the team was to identify a potential user and build tool sets to address the specific needs of that person. Once technology is developed for a person, the team will go for generalizing. Of this kind was the launch of T-slide Mouse by Chief Minister of Kerala on May 2018.

Learning aid for Visually impaired

As per the Kerala Government directive on applying technology to develop assistive devices for people with disabilities, ICFOSS started initiatives for the betterment of the visually impaired.The initiatives for the visually impaired are carried out based on the concept developed by ICFOSS - AKSHI(meaning eye).
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Special education Games

ICFOSS works on developing modern educational application aiming to support the development of cognitive abilities. It is designed primarily for children with dyslexia in secondary schools.
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The FLipMouse is an alternative input device for people who prefer (or need) other input variants than a standard computer mouse or keyboard.
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T- Slide Mouse

“For most of us technology makes things easier, but for persons with disabilities it makes things possible.”
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GIS Mapping & Drone Technology

The GIS-Drone team at ICFOSS focuses on projecting the possibilities that can be explored by different organizations in our state which would empower them to shift from conventional to systematic and progressive approach.

The use of drone based technologies in public sector activities will support effective decision making leading to overall efficiency. The current use-cases like power-line mapping for KSEB enable the public sector company to get a holistic view of their network. The affordable drones can enable the possibilities at Local Self Governance
level in resource mapping, watershed management etc. Introducing drones and GIS based solutions to public will also generate interests in entrepreneurs and students to take up locally relevant projects, this lead to the creation of Open Drone Community, and a Open Drone Summit to facilitate it.

Topographical Mapping and volumetric Analysis

The pilot project done by ICFOSS was the topographical mapping at Vagamon Hills, Idukki. The data acquired was further processed for the study on High Accuracy Topographic Modelling via UAV-based Images. 3Dmodels of the area was generated and further analysis of grid based cut-and-fill volume calculation was done using the data .
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3D modelling and mapping at Karakulam Grama Panchayath

Objective of mapping was to identify the potential of RGB based photogrammetry in the field of watershed analysis and agriculture. The research was carried out at places with higher slope gradient inorder to identify and demarcate watershed basins and stream channels.
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Corridor Mapping at Kariavattom-Thrippadapuram Road

As part of the POC for the Rebuild Kerala initiative ICFOSS mapped 1km stretch at Thrippadapuram Rd. The objective of the project was to study road conditions and damages in the state after the disaster.
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Structural Mapping of GreenField Stadium

Autonomous structural mapping using drones can be used for monitoring works in construction, damage assessment etc.Large complex structures can also be easily mapped using photogrammetry techniques.
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Mapping Canal System within Thrissur Kole Wetlands

Canal system connecting Bharathapuzha and Chalakudy river is the major water resource for paddy fields at Thrissur Kole Wetlands having area around 13000 hectares from where 40% of the rice requirement of Kerala is met. The project was proposed to estimate the total water holding capacity of the canal system to stipulate the required cultivation for corresponding seasons to maximise the yield.
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Network Analysis for K-FON

Government of Kerala aims to build a dedicated Optic Fibre Network (Kerala State Fibre Network) connecting the State HeadQuarters, Districts, the Block and Gram Panchayats in the state. A highly scalable network infrastructure has been envisioned for K-FON which shall be accessible on a non-discriminatory basis, to provide on demand, affordable broadband connectivity of 2 Mbps upto 100 Mbps for all households.
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Drone based Land Use mapping at Niranam Grama Panchayath

Grameena Padana Kendram is an agency that carries out spatial planning for local development . For on ongoing project of local development using spatial as well as demographic survey the team proposed a drone mapping project as an addition to their existing survey projects.
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GIS Data visualisation and analysis

The present scenario of 3D modelling at high resolution is that the data sets or its applications are not open to the public and is highly commercialized.
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Open Designs on UAVs

The key issue in increasing adoption of aerial mapping in Kerala is the cost of the equipment and software used for it.
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Survey Platforms

ICFOSS tested and deployed a comprehensive solution for field level survey with mobile phones.
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Comprehensive Mapping solution for KSEB

ICFOSS created a software stack using Open Street Map (OSM) and allied technologies to map power-lines for KSEB across Kerala.
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The Drone Center of Excellence established at ICFOSS focuses on projecting the possibilities that can be explored and thereby helping government agencies to take a proactive approach to modernization, increasing drone acquisition confidence.
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Local Language Computing

Language technology deals with methods of how computer programs or electronic devices can analyze, produce, modify or respond to human texts and speech.

Dependency Parser

A Dependency parser is important for applications like sentence structure identification, machine translation, clause boundary identification,question answering system etc. No work has been done so far in the field of dependency parser for Malayalam using machine learning approaches.
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Dwanimam – POS editor

Dhwanimam – Malayalam POS tag checker is a web based application, developed by the team at ICFOSS, which provides an opportunity to edit Parts-of-Speech (POS) tags assigned to Malayalam words.
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Lekha OCR

OCR is a tool that converts malayalam document images to editable malayalam text. Lekha OCR version 2.0 is designed to be easy,fast and simple to use. It has add-on features like scanning, croping,rotating and skew correction of images.
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Malayalam ChatBot

ICFOSS developed a Malayalam Chat-Bot, which interacts with the system users, like a human conversational partner in MALAYALAM. A chatbot can be used as a conversational agent which gives information to the public.
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Malayalam Filthy Comment Detecor from Facebook

Social media are interactive computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.
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Malayalam Transliteration Tool

Machine Transliteration is the practice of converting a character or word written in one language to another .Machine transliteration can play an important role in natural language application such as information retrieval and machine translation, especially for handling proper nouns and technical terms, cross language applications, data mining and information retrieval system. This tool is to convert a malayalam name entity to corresponding English word.
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Morphological Analyzer

ICFOSS has developed a web based morphological analyser tool for Malayalam. The proposed system uses recursive suffix stripping methods and moreover, the sandhi rules are also taken into consideration during the stemming process.
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DHRITI – Malayalm OCR

The project aims at creating an efficient searching and information extraction system that can process a large set of Malayalam documents and produce the most accurate results based on a user query
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Plagiarism Checker

The widespread use of the Internet has made the plagiarism of documents very easy. So plagiarism detection is one of the main concern in the field of academia and research.
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Social Media Analytics

The presence of social media has made a tremendous changes in the way how people see the world outside.
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Malayalam Text Summarisation

There are two main types of how to summarise text in NLP (1) Extraction-based summarisation and (2) Abstraction-based summarisation.
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