IIITM-K creates “Vilokana” search engine for COVID-19 research


The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala (IIITM-K) has developed an AI Semantic search engine called ‘Vilokana’, which in Sanskrit means ‘finding out’.

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This search engine enables researchers to get deeper insights into scientific studies, especially when they need to find an early solution to the COVID-19 crisis. The search engine is developed by a team led by A.P. James, Professor at Centre for Artificial General Intelligence and Neuromorphic Systems (neuro GI), IIITM-K.

How does “Vilokana” search engine work?

  • The search engine will guide the researchers to the proper information in no time.
  • The user can supply key-words based queries, the meaning of which the search engine are going to be ready to understand and find the relevant text from the scientific papers.
  • The user also has the choice to upload any scientific text for analysis, which can be used for sentiment analysis and knowledge discovery.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management- Kerala (IIITM-K) established in 2000.
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management- Kerala (IIITM-K) Director: Saji Gopinath.

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