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Title: Voice search for development
Authors: Barnard, E
Schalkwyk, J
Van Heerden, C
Moreno, PJ
Keywords: Voice search
Zulu
Afrikaans
Speech technology
Speech communication
Interspeech 2010
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
Citation: Barnard, A, Schalkwyk, J, Van Heerden, C and Moreno, PJ. 2010. Voice search for development. International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech)., Makuhari, Japan, 26-30 September 2010, pp 282-285
Series/Report no.: Conference Paper
Abstract: In light of the serious problems with both illiteracy and information access in the developing world, there is a widespread belief that speech technology can play a significant role in improving the quality of life of developing-world citizens. The authors review the main reasons why this impact has not occurred to date, and propose that voice-search systems may be a useful tool in delivering on the original promise. The challenges that must be addressed to realize this vision are analyzed, and initial experimental results in developing voice search for two languages of South Africa (Zulu and Afrikaans) are summarized.
Description: International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech)., Makuhari, Japan, 26-30 September 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4586
ISSN: 1990-9772
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