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Voice Guide System for Foreign Laborers by Cell Phones


Nariaki Kato, Naohiro Ishii


Vol. 6  No. 11  pp. 223-228


In recent years, labors from abroad have been increasing. They do not always understand Japanese. Until they acquire ability to understand Japanese, instructions to them have to be done in their mother language. In addition, many of foreign labors have a high-function cell phone of Japanese make. After a document for instruction was translated into English and Chinese, the translated text was converted and compressed into voice data. Then it was placed on the Web server. The authors made a prototype system that labors could listen to the instruction through their cell phones after they received an e-mail with the URL. This paper shows the usefulness of the system based on a questionnaire survey.


Web, cell phone, translation, mail