TEKLIA is very happy to assist the Paris School of Economics in a research project dedicated to the study of local governance of forest resources in Nepal, GoLFor-DEEPN. This project, funded by the French Agency for Research, will provide the first evaluation at the national level of the effect of handing over the management of forest from the Department of Forest to Community Forest User Groups. This analysis will be partly based on automatic information extraction from administrative records in Nepali.

The challenge for TEKLIA is to develop automatic recognition engine and information extraction methods for a language which mostly is not supported by commercial OCR software.

<embed alt="Nepali" embedtype="image" format="fullwidth" id="134"/> Extract from the Constitution of Nepal