Monday, August 22, 2016

Digital Platform for UP State Legislature Proceedings, Based on Solution from Persistent Systems

Persistent Systems has announced a new, innovative Multilingual Intelligent Search and Analytics Solution - addressing the needs of India’s State legislatures. The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav, inaugurated the solution at the Vidhaan Sabha Bhavan in Lucknow. 
Uttar Pradesh Vidhaan Sabha, India’s largest state assembly, is the first state legislature in the country to embrace the Persistent Systems solution and to embark on such a comprehensive digitization of the proceedings of the State Legislature. SemanticBits, a Hyderabad-based company, partnered with Persistent as part of a consortium for this initiative.
“The Legislature of the State of Uttar Pradesh is the first State Legislature to undertake this stupendous task. Persistent Systems with their partner SemanticBits have completed the task successfully and they deserve appreciation for that. The features of this software like its search engine and other aspects are the latest technology in the field,“ said Pradeep Dubey, Principal Secretary, Legislative Secretariat Uttar Pradesh. “I hope other state assemblies will follow suit.”
“Like every business is becoming software-driven, the opportunity is in front of every state to become software-driven in its functioning. It is a privilege and an honor for all of us at Persistent Systems to be able to impact and improve lives with such a solution. There is an urgent need in India today to make Governments more accessible, transparent, and efficient – both within its own departments and to the general public.” said Dr. Anand Deshpande, Persistent Systems founder and CEO.
More about Multilingual Intelligent Search and Analytics solution:
Legislative information, often dating back to when legislative bodies were first created, is comprised of books of proceedings, newspaper cuttings, orders, letters, as well as audio and video recordings. The Multilingual Intelligent Search and Analytics solution is an integrated solution to scan, annotate and indexed books of proceedings – stored in a secure and tamperproof digital vault, and available on the portal accessible from any device. The solution allows searches in English, Hindi and other official Indian languages, through a specialized search capability custom built for Indian languages.

Multilingual Intelligent Search and Analytics solution replaces the traditional and cumbersome practice of manual or physical searches and retrievals. Time to information is now reduced from days, weeks or even months to mere seconds. It also allows users to look for information and to collate the information, reducing the time and effort taken to compile research reports and improving the accuracy and thoroughness of information. This allows Research Officers to handle more requests with improved efficiency and more qualitative discussions happening in the legislative assembly. Multilingual Intelligent Search and Analytics solution extends access and reach within the Government departments of the State legislatures, and also to the general public.  
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