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Kalema: Digitizing Arabic Content for Accessibility Purposes Using Crowdsourcing

  • Gasser AkilaEmail author
  • Mohamed El-Menisy
  • Omar Khaled
  • Nada Sharaf
  • Nada Tarhony
  • Slim Abdennadher
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9042)

Abstract

In this paper, we present “Kalema”, a system for digitizing Arabic scanned documents for the visually impaired such that it can be converted to audio format or Braille. This is done through a GWAP which offers a simple, challenging game that helps attract many volunteers for this cause. We show how such a tedious task can be achieved accurately and easily through the use of crowdsourcing.

Keywords

Crowdsourcing GWAP Arabic Digitization Accessibility 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gasser Akila
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohamed El-Menisy
    • 1
  • Omar Khaled
    • 1
  • Nada Sharaf
    • 1
  • Nada Tarhony
    • 1
  • Slim Abdennadher
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science and Engineering DepartmentThe German University in CairoCairoEgypt

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