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Papers/Notes: Sound and Speech

Wednesday, April 14
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 Clutching at Straws: Using Tangible Interaction to Provide Non-Visual Access to Graphs
David McGookin, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Euan Robertson, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Stephen Brewster, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Investigates the application of tangible user interfaces to non-visual interaction scenarios for graph and chart access. Provides guidelines and requirements for future non-visual tangible interaction research.

Effects of Automated Transcription Quality on Non-native Speakers' Comprehension in Real-time Computer-mediated Communication
Yingxin Pan, IBM Research, China
Danning Jiang, IBM Research- China, USA
Lin Yao, Chinese Academy Institute, China
Michael Picheny, IBM Research - Waston, USA
Yong Qin, IBM Research - China, China

Experimental studies investigating the use of automated speech recognition (ASR) in computer-mediated communication to improve non-native speakers' comprehension. Reveals user-centered benchmarks at the current cutting edge of ASR technology.

Understanding the Impact of Abstracted Audio Preview of SMS
Alireza Sahami Shirazi, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Ari-Heikki Sarjanoja, Nokia Research Center, Finland
Florian Alt, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Albrecht Schmidt, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Jonna Häkkilä, Nokia Research Center, Finland

Introduces the concept of audio previews of SMS by real-time analyzing of a message's content and providing auditory cues in addition to the notification tone upon receiving an SMS.

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