Talking to Linked Data

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has title::Talking to Linked Data
status: finished
Student name: student name::Rianne Nieland
Start start date:=2014/01/01
End end date:=2014/07/11
Supervisor: Victor de Boer
Second reader: has second reader::Chris van Aart
Company: has company::VU
Thesis: has thesis::Media:Paper-Rianne-Nieland-2057069.pdf‎
Poster: has poster::Media:Rianne-Nieland-Final-presentation.pptx

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The Linked Data movement has facilitated efficient data sharing in many domains. However, people in rural developing areas are mostly left out. Lack of relevant content and suitable interfaces prohibit potential users in rural communities to produce and consume Linked Data. Voice interfaces provide an interesting opportunity for low-literate people in remote areas to access information.

In this project we will investigate voice interfaces for Linked Data. Therefore we will compare two different voice interfaces. Our base voice interface will use Wikipedia. It reads the entire (or part of) the Wikipedia page to the user. The second voice interface uses DBpedia. It will give the user a choice through a menu, which property of the page it will read to the user. With user tests we will measure which voice interface works best for different cases.