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Software Project Management
IIT BombayLocation(s): Work From Home
IIT Bombay
Start DateImmediately
Duration6 Months
StipendRs. 1000-2000 /month
Posted On4 May'21
Apply By31 May' 21
DESCRIPTION

About IIT Bombay
The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) is one of the fifteen higher institutes of technology in the country set up with the objective of making facilities available for higher education, research, and training in various fields of science and technology. Professor Ganesh Ramakrishnan (Dept. of CSE) and professor Ramasubramanian (Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences) are attempting to significantly speed up the process of digitization of Sanskrit texts. Enabled by the OCR and post-editing related technologies developed at IIT Bombay, they are now seeking the participation of the community of Sanskrit lovers, software developers, machine learning enthusiasts, project managers, etc.
About the work from home job/internship
Selected intern's day-to-day responsibilities include:

1. Maintaining documentation & presentation and drafting project proposals and reports as and when needed
2. Developing and maintaining project deliverables under the direction of the senior project manager
3. Handling back-office work (accounts, HR, drafting, communication, filling, and data management)
4. Handling complete end to end recruitment and other HR activities
5. Coordinating with the team members, the senior project manager, and the clients to ensure deliveries and task management
6. Gathering and refining specifications and requirements based on technical needs and conveying it further to the development team
7. Creating and maintaining software documentation
8. Staying plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and applying them to operations and activities
9. Performing software and tool testing shared by IITB
10. Working on the pipeline of OCR text correction (converting scanned text to digital text, with manual correction of OCRed text)

*Students currently in their final year and planning to pursue Master's are highly preferred.
Skill(s) required
English Proficiency (Spoken) English Proficiency (Written) Hindi Proficiency (Spoken) Hindi Proficiency (Written)
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Who can apply

Only those candidates can apply who:

1. are available for the work from home job/internship

2. can start the work from home job/internship between 4th May'21 and 8th Jun'21

3. are available for duration of 6 months

4. have relevant skills and interests

Perks
Certificate Letter of recommendation Flexible work hours 5 days a week
Additional Information

This is a work from home intermship preferably for 2020-2021 graduates which deals with people management, data management and timeline management. Please note that this role doesn't involve software programming but only software installation and troubleshooting in case a user faces problem in using the software.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is the process of converting the document images into an editable electronic format. This has many advantages like data compression, enabling search or edit options in the images/text, and creating the database for other applications like machine translation, speech recognition, and enhancing dictionaries and language models. OCR in Indian languages is quite challenging due to richness in inflections.

Using open-source and commercial OCR systems, we have observed the word error rates (WER) of around 20-50% on printed documents in four different Indic languages. Moreover, developing a highly accurate OCR system with accuracy as high as 90% is not useful unless aided by the mechanism to identify errors. So, we started with the problem of developing "OpenOCRCorrect", an end-to-end framework for error detection and corrections in Indic-OCR. Our models outperform state-of-the-art results in “Error Detection in Indic-OCR” for six Indic languages with varied inflections and we have solved the out of vocabulary problem for “Error Correction in Indic-OCR” in our ICDAR-2017 conference paper. We further improve the results with the help of sub-word embeddings in our ICDAR-2019 conference paper. The demo video for our framework is at https://youtu.be/u9bqUDrGugc (Must watch for applying candidates)

To install the software, you can go to https://github.com/rohitsaluja22/OpenOCRCorrect and follow the instructions given in https://youtu.be/0hcdlF-zn8E

There is an immediate demand to keep the softcopy of the Indian preserved texts. Currently, we are targeting Sanskrit. Although the OCR tools available online do a decent job on English texts, they are not optimized for Indic languages. Thus, developing an OCR model for the same is our concern. The model should be able to detect text with maximum level accuracy and should be able to draw bounding boxes on each line of the text. Further, in the digitization process of such texts, the second step would be spelling correction and formatting of the text detected by the OCR models.

Number of openings
1

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