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Presentation 2011-08-05 13:30
Automatic Generation of Distinctive Explanation for Kanji Using Text Corpus
Hiroaki Kawasaki, Ryohei Sasano, Hiroya Takamura, Manabu Okumura (Tokyo Tech) WIT2011-33
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Screen readers play an important role when visually impaired people access the information using a computer.
A screen reader is a software that produces voice output of text on a
computer screen.
Some screen readers have functions of producing voice output of
distinctive explanations for kanji.
There are a lot of kanji characters that have the same pronunciation,
and the role of distinctive explanation is to enable users to identify
a unique kanji character only by listening to the explanation.
For example, ``購”(kou) can be identified by a distinctive explanation
``\textit{kou-ny$\bar{u}$ no kou}” (\textit{kou} for \textit{kou-ny$\bar{u}$}).
On the other hand, it is difficult to identify a unique kanji ``購” by a
distinctive explanation ``\textit{kou-bai no kou}” (\textit{kou} for \textit{kou-bai}), because
there are multiple words with the reading ``\textit{koubai}”, such as ``勾配”, ``公売”
and ``購買.”
Such confusing explanations for kanji are sometimes produced by the
existing screen readers.
In this study, we propose a corpus-based method
for automatic generation of distinctive explanations for kanji,
in which information about intimacy and homophone of kanji is taken
into consideration.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Visually impaired people / Screen Reader / Distinctive Explanation for Kanji / / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 111, no. 174, WIT2011-33, pp. 75-80, Aug. 2011.
Paper # WIT2011-33 
Date of Issue 2011-07-28 (WIT) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee WIT  
Conference Date 2011-08-04 - 2011-08-05 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Sugiura Community Care Res. Center 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Well-being Information Technology, etc 
Paper Information
Registration To WIT 
Conference Code 2011-08-WIT 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Sub Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Title (in English) Automatic Generation of Distinctive Explanation for Kanji Using Text Corpus 
Sub Title (in English)  
Keyword(1) Visually impaired people  
Keyword(2) Screen Reader  
Keyword(3) Distinctive Explanation for Kanji  
1st Author's Name Hiroaki Kawasaki  
1st Author's Affiliation Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)
2nd Author's Name Ryohei Sasano  
2nd Author's Affiliation Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)
3rd Author's Name Hiroya Takamura  
3rd Author's Affiliation Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)
4th Author's Name Manabu Okumura  
4th Author's Affiliation Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)
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Date Time 2011-08-05 13:30:00 
Presentation Time 30 
Registration for WIT 
Paper # IEICE-WIT2011-33 
Volume (vol) IEICE-111 
Number (no) no.174 
Page pp.75-80 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-WIT-2011-07-28 

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