Science and Technology Development Agency
In NLP and speech processing, AI research
focused on machine translation, word segmenta-
tion, spell and style checking, speech recognition,
speech synthesis, and speaker identification.
Examples of AI research in expert systems were
agricultural expert systems, student consulting sys-
tems for registration processing, and environmen-
tal expert systems. More universities took part in
this area of AI research, including King Mongkut’s
Institute of Technology North Bangkok and
Bangkok University. In image processing, research
on Thai optical character recognition, handwritten
Thai character recognition, and medical photo-
graph recognition was conducted with collabora-
tion from two more private universities, Rangsit
University and Mahananakorn University.
Research on robots had an emphasis on electric
chairs for the disabled and robot contests.
During the period between 2000 and 2005, the
National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT),
Thailand’s major fund granter, concentrated on
creating research roadmaps. The ICT Master Plan
Years 2001–2010 was created with the goal to make
Thailand a knowledge society with five areas of
strength: e-Government, e-Education, e-Society, e-Industry, and e-Commerce. In 2001 Kasetsart Uni-
2008 - 2013
2005 - 2007
2003 - 2004
Personal and Departmental Archives and Information System
Tools for Identifying,
Figure 2. A Technology Roadmap for Knowledge Sharing Platform Development.
(National Research Council of Thailand 2001)