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Mobile Search Interfaces for isiXhosa Speakers: A Comparison Between Voice and Text

Modise, Morebodi and Hussein Suleman (2017) Mobile Search Interfaces for isiXhosa Speakers: A Comparison Between Voice and Text. In Proceedings 2017 Conference on Information Communications Technology and Society, Durban, South Africa.

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Abstract

Search interfaces have for a long time been targeted at the resource-rich languages such as English. However, due to the increase in use of mobile phones in developing countries, these interfaces can now be adapted to languages in these settings to support information access on the Web. In this study, we propose two mobile search interfaces - text and voice - to support isiXhosa speakers to search for information on the Web. Experiments were conducted with 34 native isiXhosa speakers to measure satisfaction with the two interfaces. The results show that isiXhosa speakers were more satisfied with the mobile text interface.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:mobile search interfaces; developing countries; mobile phones; isiXhosa
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
H Information Systems: H.3 INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL
ID Code:1230
Deposited By:Suleman, Hussein
Deposited On:25 November 2017
Alternative Locations:http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7920649/