Ninth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
September 17-21, 2006

Spoken Language Technologies Applied to Digital Talking Books

Isabel Trancoso (1), Carlos Duarte (2), António Serralheiro (3), Diamantino Caseiro (1), Luís Carriço (2), Céu Viana (4)

(1) L2F INESC-ID/IST, Portugal; (2) LaSIGE/FCUL, Portugal; (3) L2F INESC-ID/Academia Militar, Portugal; (4) CLUL, Portugal

Digital Talking Books (DTBs) offer to visually impaired users an evolution of analogue talking books that mimics the interaction possibilities of print books. This paper describes a new DTB player which tries to improve the usability and accessibility of current players, through the combination of the possibilities offered by multimodal interaction and interface adaptability, and the integration of several language processing components. Besides the potential for a greater enjoyment of the reader in general, these modifications also pave the way to the use of DTBs in different domains, from e-inclusion to e-learning applications.

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Bibliographic reference.  Trancoso, Isabel / Duarte, Carlos / Serralheiro, António / Caseiro, Diamantino / Carriço, Luís / Viana, Céu (2006): "Spoken language technologies applied to digital talking books", In INTERSPEECH-2006, paper 1448-Wed3A3O.4.