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Audio System for Technical Readings : Lecture Notes in Computer Science - T. V. Raman

Audio System for Technical Readings

Lecture Notes in Computer Science

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Published: 18th December 1998
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This book is based on the author's Ph.D. thesis which was selected during the 1994 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Competition as one of the two co-winning works. T.V. Raman did his Ph.D. work at Cornell University with Professor Davied Gries as thesis advisor.
The author presents the computing system ASTER that audio formats electronic documents to produce audio documents. ASTER can speak both literary texts and highly technical documents containing complex mathematics (presented in (LA)TEX).

Audio System for Technical Readingsp. 1
Motivationp. 2
What is ASTER?p. 3
Rendering Documentsp. 4
Extending ASTERp. 6
Producing Different Audio Viewsp. 7
Using the Full Power of ASTERp. 8
Recognizing High-Level Document Structurep. 13
Document modelsp. 13
Representing Mathematical Contentp. 16
Constructing High-Level Representationsp. 21
Lexical Analysis and Recognitionp. 21
Constructing the Quasi-Prefix Formp. 22
Macros Introduce New Object Typesp. 24
How define-text-object Worksp. 27
Rendering Instances of User-Defined Macrosp. 28
Unambiguous Document Encodingsp. 29
AFL: Audio Formatting Languagep. 33
Overviewp. 33
The Speech Componentp. 34
Combining Different Spaces in AFLp. 40
Audio Formatting using Non-Speech Audiop. 43
The Pronunciation Componentp. 47
Some Concluding Remarks on AFLp. 47
Rendering Rules and Stylesp. 51
Rendering Rules and Stylesp. 51
Rendering Document Contentp. 54
Rendering Mathematicsp. 57
Processing the Quasi-Prefix Formp. 64
Descriptive Renderingsp. 65
Variable Substitutionp. 68
Floating Objectsp. 74
Browsing Audio Documentsp. 77
Introductionp. 77
How Does Browsing Work?p. 78
Traversing High-Level Document Structurep. 80
Rendering the Current Selectionp. 83
Cross-References and Bookmarksp. 85
Related Workp. 87
Electronic Documentsp. 87
Summary of Work in Audio Interfacesp. 91
Documentationp. 95
Setting Up ASTERp. 95
The Recognizerp. 96
AFLp. 97
The Total Audio Spacep. 97
The Speech Componentp. 98
The Non-Speech Audio Componentp. 101
Rendering Information Structurep. 103
Processing the Quasi-Prefix Formp. 103
Rendering Rules and Stylesp. 103
The Browserp. 105
Some CLOS Terminologyp. 108
Accessibilityp. 111
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ISBN: 9783540655152
ISBN-10: 3540655158
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 131
Published: 18th December 1998
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.81
Weight (kg): 0.22