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Web-Based System for Automatic Reading of Technical Documents for Vision Impaired Students

  • Jindřich Matoušek
  • Zdeněk Hanzlíček
  • Michal Campr
  • Zdeněk Krňoul
  • Pavel Campr
  • Martin Grůber
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6836)

Abstract

A web-based system for automatic reading of technical documents focused on vision-impaired primary-school students is presented in the paper. An overview of the system, both its backend (used by teachers to create and manage the documents) and frontend (used by students for viewing and reading the documents), is given. Text-to-speech synthesis utilised for the automatic reading and, especially, the automatic processing of mathematical and physical formulas are described as well.

Keywords

web-based system automatic reading of technical documents text-to-speech reading of mathematical formulas vision impaired 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jindřich Matoušek
    • 1
  • Zdeněk Hanzlíček
    • 1
  • Michal Campr
    • 2
  • Zdeněk Krňoul
    • 1
  • Pavel Campr
    • 1
  • Martin Grůber
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Applied Sciences, Dept. of CyberneticsUniversity of West BohemiaPlzeňCzech Republic
  2. 2.Faculty of Applied Sciences, Dept. of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of West BohemiaPlzeňCzech Republic

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