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Structured audio podcasts via web text-to-speech system

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Structured audio podcasts via web text-to-speech system
Audio podcasting is increasingly present in the educational field and is especially appreciated as an ubiquitous/pervasive tool ("anywhere, anytime, at any pace") for acquiring or expanding knowledge. We designed and implemented a Web-based Text To Speech (TTS) system for automatic generation of a set of structured audio podcasts from a single text document. The system receives a document in input (doc, rtf, or txt), and in output provides a set of audio files that reflect the document's internal structure (one mp3 file for each document section), ready to be downloaded on portable mp3 players. Structured audio files are useful for everyone but are especially appreciated by blind users, who must explore content audially. Fully accessible for the blind, our system offers WAI-ARIA-based Web interfaces for easy navigation and interaction via screen reader and voice synthesizer, and produces a set of accessible audio files for Rockbox mp3 players (mp3 and talk files), allow...
Giulio Mori, Maria Claudia Buzzi, Marina Buzzi, Ba
Added 06 Dec 2010
Updated 06 Dec 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where WWW
Authors Giulio Mori, Maria Claudia Buzzi, Marina Buzzi, Barbara Leporini
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