The Super Computing Consortium of India (SCCI) has announced that The Panini Award 2015 is being awarded to TDIL (Technology Development for Indian Languages) group at the Department of Electronics and Information Technolgy (DeitY) and Dr Om Vikas for creating and sustaining a small yet significant effort to build a community of Indian language
The award will be presented during a planned Indian Language Technology Workshop to be held in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India during October 2016.
About The Panini Award:
Panini is credited with the invention of the first formal notation to describe languages. The Panini notation first used to formalize the Sanskrit grammar is used to this day for describing the grammar for all languages — including programming languages. As a language implicitly defines a machine, Panini who lived over 5000 years ago in India, is considered a founding father of linguistics and computing machines. As a tribute to Panini, SCCI gives away The Panini Award each year to a team and leader that through sheer excellence, team work and collaboration have made a path breaking contribution to the promotion of computer science theory and practice.
About Super Computing Consortium of India (SCCI):
SCCI is an autonomous unit of Gravity 2.0 Research Foundation (a not for profit organization) focused on advancing the wide spread and large scale use of computing for the benefit of users in India and around the world. SCCI offers a technology collaboration and solution co-creation platform and functions through collaboration projects and work groups that are open to participation for all organizations and individuals that subscribe to SCCI’s annual membership services. SCCI currently operates collaboration projects that are working on IoT identity standards, Modeling languages, Industrial Internet, Smart Cities and efficient coding standards for Indian Language content. SCCI is also actively involved in defining international collaborative R&D projects.