Automatically Structuring Text for Audio Learning

  • Barbara Leporini
  • Maria Claudia Buzzi
  • Marina Buzzi
  • Giulio Mori
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5616)


In recent years podcasting has been in great demand as a recreation and a learning tool. In this paper we describe the design and implementation of a system for automatically converting documents to structured audio. Our prototype is a Web-based service for preparing structured audio material to download on portable mp3 players. The on-line service is especially designed to aid users with special needs, such as the visually impaired. Ultimately, this would enhance comprehension for all.


Podcasting e-Learning blind mp3 files document converting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Leporini
    • 1
  • Maria Claudia Buzzi
    • 2
  • Marina Buzzi
    • 2
  • Giulio Mori
    • 2
  1. 1.ISTI-CNRPisaItaly
  2. 2.IIT-CNRPisaItaly

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