The online information-resources centre,. ‘sound collection’ threw open completely to the world by the Malayalam University took into account the peculiarities pertaining to the Malayalam language. It became available in the website from 16th March. In the inaugural function of the Malayalam Language Technolgy Centre, Dr. V.R.Prabodhachandran Nair,the famous language expert, released the online portal. The peculiarities of the language could now be read out by the worldwide students and researchers through the site,cmltemu.in.
In the basic document of Malayalam Computing, 51 sounds and 926 words are arranged.Malayalam, English, and International Phonetic Alphabet symbols of each phoneme,their meanings and pronunciation, etc, are included as male-female recorded voices in the site. Anyone could download free of charge any of the information by using the creative common licensing system. People including foreigners from across the globe,could now learn Malayalam through this site of the university. The site also encourages feedback of the visitors. The university also plans to publish the second stage by including the regional differences too.
Sri. K. Jayakumar, the Vice Chancellor, is the director of the online sound collection project.Prof. V.R.Prabodhachandran Nair and Prof. T.B.Venugopala Panicker, famed linguists,serve as chief advisors. Prof. M. Sreenathan is the chief researcher. Dr. C. Syedelavi, Dr.Smitha K. Nair, and Dr. M. Santhosh work as co-researchers. The technical co-ordination is being done by Sri. Vivek and Sri. Sandesh, computer science researchers of Calicut University. Sri. Rajesh worked in the capacity of production assistant.