The full name of this project is VOICES: VOIce-based Community-cEntric mobile Services for social development and is funded by the European Comminsion and supported by 12 partners (Web Foundation, W3C/ERCIM, Orange, TNO, VU, CRS4,CSIR, Sahel Eco, Ecole Superieure Multinationale des Telecommunications, Fondation Merieux, Portugal Telecom Innovation, North West University)
The project will focus on offering voice-based services, including both individual personalized approaches and and broadcasted content.
The project will focus in 4 major aspects:
- Platform and Toolbox: Designing and implementing a free and open source platform with essential functionality for building and delivering voice-based services
- Business Models: Identifying relevant and applicable business models for such services
- Language Support: Designing new methodologies to build low-cost high quality text-to-speech and speech recognition engines
- Capacity Building: training entrepreneurs and students on how to create such services and make them self-sustainable
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