martes, 15 de marzo de 2016

Wikipedia está desarrollando una plataforma de síntesis de voz

En Wikipedia is developing a speech engine for visually impaired users se explica que se está desarrollando una plataforma de síntesis de voz para 300 idiomas mediante crowdsourcing:
Researchers will begin developing the engine for Swedish, English, and Arabic, which they aim to complete by September 2017, before expanding it to the other 280 languages in which Wikipedia is available.
Según se dice en el artículo, un 25% de los usuarios de Wikipedia tendrán interés en usar este sistema:
According to Swedish telecommunications regulator PTS, which is financing the project, an estimated 25 percent of Wikipedia users — 125 million users per month — need or prefer speech to text.