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MANTRA becomes part of Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History

Washington, DC
April 12, 1999

MAchiNe assisted TRAnslation (MANTRA) tool that translates from English to Hindi, one of the 18 officially recognized languages of India developed by Applied Artificial Intelligence (AAI) Group, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, (C-DAC) Pune, India has become part of Permanent Research Collection on Information Technology at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, today. Mantra is formally presented to the Smithsonian Institution’s 1999 Information Technology Innovation Collection by Dr. Hemant Darbari, the Chief Architect of MANTRA, who is heading the AAI Group, C-DAC, Pune, India.

Nominated by De. Craig R. Barrett, President & CEO of Intel Corporation in the Government & Non-Profit Organization category. MANTRA is part of a collection that includes over 470 of the year’s most innovative applications of technology from 42 states and 22 countries.

The case study of MANTRA is available at http://innovate.si.edu the web site of the Computerworld Smithsonian Program, and on http://www.cdac.org.in the web site of C-DAC.