RDI stands for “Research & Development International”.
The Engineering Company for Digital Systems
Egyptian corporate software house.
Realizing leadership and innovation in the CIT world through an
economically successful corporation, that provides outstanding
products & services seeking for the development of the society.
Prof. Mohsen A. A. Rashwan
(Chairman of the Board & Managing Director).
Prof. Muhammad M. Islam (Board member).
Prof. Hazim M. M. Ra’fat (Board member).
Other main share holders
Egyptian Technologies Development Fund (TDF).
from the Gulf countries.
and ex-employees of RDI.
Spectrum of products and activities
Written Human Language Technologies (HLT) esp. written Arabic HLT; namely lexical analyzer, PoS tagger,
automatic diacritizer (vowelizer), semantic analyzer, search
engine, and written Language Resources (LR ’s).
Spoken HLT esp. spoken Arabic HLT; namely speech verification (for the
interactive self learning of spoken language) esp. the
recitation of holy Qur’aan (Tajweed), Text-To-Speech (TTS),
Text-Concept-To-Speech (TCTS) (which is a novel tech. for Very
Low Bit Rate speech compression), small vocabulary automatic
speech recognition (for voice commanding), and speech LR ’s.
Providing training and consultancy on HLT projects and R&D
e-Learning tools and content enriched with animations and simulations for educational as
well as vocational training projects.
3D cartoon animation.
Multimedia edutainment via tens of rich audio/textual multimedia encyclopedia on Arabic
history and cultural heritage for both adults and kids, many of
which are available in English and other foreign languages.
e-Malls; see Ali Baba mall;
RDI has acquired regional and international recognition due to both its
successful participations over the years in national and
multinational projects, as well as the prizes it has been
awarded for its distinctive works.
Examples of mega projects that RDI participated in
MEDAR (MEDiterranean ARabic language and speech technology)
Among a consortium of 15 academic and industrial partners from
12 European and Arabic countries, RDI launched in Feb. 2008 this
30-month project that took place under the seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission's Community Research.
Sharing in this project comes after the remarkably successful
project where RDI played a major role towards its achievement.
Virtual Tutor, which is selected from 45 submitted project
proposals to the Information Technology Industry Development
ITIDA's Information Technology Academia Collaboration
ITAC fund, has been granted the (Product Development Programme)
PDP fund of 1 million EGP over 18 months starting from Apr. 2008
to Nov. 2009.
The project aims to revolve the education via
producing an advanced authoring and browsing kit that can be
deployed by any entity interested in developing cultural and/or
educational oriented content enriched by RDI’s speech
recognition, text-to-speech, virtual talking face simulator,
full text-search, online dictionaries, ..., and other RDI tools
that together render e-learning into an exciting live
has been an important Euro-Mediterranean speech resources project
conducted by giant
companies like IBM, Lucent Technologies, Phillips, …, etc. It
has been coordinated by the Evaluations and Language Distribution
www.elda.fr to cover telephony speech over the whole middle
east. RDI has finished the segment of Egypt as a subcontractor
of IBM. More…
e-Learning for Smart School in Kuwait where RDI has finalized a large e-Learning project where all the
curricula of the Kuwaiti primary stage have been turned in an
exciting software specially designed with high interactivity and
rich Flash animation. RDI targets to make education a fun for
kids at that early age. Smart school was the first – not the
exclusive - client of these curricula.
More on RDI
’s e-Learning works…
e-Learning projects in KSA RDI has realized
a series of e-Learning success cases in KSA among which we
mention; School City (KSA) with all the curricula of KSA
’s preparatory. & secondary stage – boys;
www.SchoolCity.com, Al-Bayaan Schools with all
the curricula of KSA ’s preparatory. stage – girls, then Microsoft® has
bought the rights of RDI 's e-learning content of the curricula
of KSA preparatory & secondary stages through its sister
www.eMGD.com for the schools
belonging to the Saudi ministry of education.