[Olpc-open] Olpc-open Digest, Vol 18, Issue 3

Charbax charbax at charbax.com
Mon Dec 3 03:51:58 EST 2007

Yeah, or how about synchronizing of an audiobook with an ebook, where the
synchronisation was done with speech recognition on a server which outputs a
synchronisation file with the audiobook file so that it can provide this
karaoke style boldening of the text or the line of text that is being read
on the audiobook.. Even though 9-10 hour audiobooks are over 100mb at a
decent quality encoding, there is enough space on the XO for one or two of
them at a time, and they could be downloaded to the school server overnight
or cheaply through a satellite download connection.. Then also have a 400mb
or so video version of the story with subtitles..

On Dec 3, 2007 2:34 AM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:

> I assume
> that the computer will read to children and parents alike when
> multilingual text-to-speech software is included. Karaoke-style
> coloring of the text is also important to show what letter or syllable
> is being pronounced. We know that children will learn to read if they
> hear and see stories at the same time. Some unknown fraction of the
> parents will also learn to read under those conditions, just is
> illiterate Indians learn to read while singing along with captioned
> Bollywood movies.

Nicolas Charbonnier
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