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  1. Phone Reader Project • Presenter: Marilyn Bihina • Supervisor: James Connan

  2. Presentation • Intro • Related work • Design • Implementation • Problems encountered • Functionalities of the system • Current results • Questions

  3. Introduction - Reminder • What is a phone reader? • The user takes a picture of a text with his phone and selects a language • The user listens to the text extracted from the picture

  4. The importance • Blind people • Visually impaired • Non-native speakers

  5. Related work • CapturaTalk: Android application designed in UK in 2008 • knfbREADER(1000 USD): First Cell Phone that Reads to the Blind and Dyslexic (USA) in 2008 • Google goggles : visual search system does not automatically read

  6. Design of the system User takes a photo with his phone The photo is uploaded to the server The image is processed OCR performed + post-processing Text translated Text to Speech performed The user hears the text being read

  7. Implementation • Tools - Ubuntu - smart phone - Android SDK - web server (Lamp server) - java (Eclipse) - Imagemagick - Tesseract OCR - translation program - Text-To-Speech (espeak / Android TTS)

  8. Problems encountered • Design a system for blind people (testing) • Provide accurate results (OCR)

  9. Progression until today • Image pre-processing • Web server • Optical Character Recognition • Text to Speech • Translation • Client interface (just starting)

  10. Functionalities not developed yet • Post processing: correct spelling mistakes • User interface for the server • Testing and improving the system • Final documentation

  11. Current results • Original picture -> processed picture

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