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Authors: André Baart 1 ; Anna Bon 2 ; Victor de Boer 3 ; Wendelien Tuijp 4 and Hans Akkermans 2

Affiliations: 1 Amsterdam Business School, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Plantage Muidergracht 12, 1018 TV, Amsterdam and The Netherlands ; 2 Network Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV, Amsterdam and The Netherlands ; 3 Computer Science Department, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV, Amsterdam and The Netherlands ; 4 Centre for International Cooperation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV, Amsterdam and The Netherlands

ISBN: 978-989-758-324-7

Keyword(s): Digital Divide, Low Literacy, Sub-Saharan Africa, Voice-based Services, Low-resource Hardware, Services Development Software Kit.

Abstract: The World Wide Web is a crucial open public space for knowledge sharing, content creation and application service provisioning for billions on this planet. Although it has a global reach, still more than three billion people do not have access to the Web, the majority of whom live in the Global South, often in rural regions, under low-resource conditions and with poor infrastructure. However, the need for knowledge sharing, content creation and application service provisioning is no less on the other side of this Digital Divide. In this paper we describe the Kasadaka platform that supports easy creation of local-content and voice-based information services, targeted at currently ‘unconnected’ populations and matching the associated resource and infrastructural requirements. The Kasadaka platform and especially its Voice Service Development Kit supports the formation of an ecosystem of decentralized voice-based information services that serve local populations and communities. This is, in fact, very much analogous to the services and functionalities offered by the Web, but in regions where Internet and Web are absent and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Baart, A.; Bon, A.; Boer, V.; Tuijp, W. and Akkermans, H. (2018). Ney Yibeogo - Hello World: A Voice Service Development Platform to Bridge the Web’s Digital Divide.In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-758-324-7, pages 23-34. DOI: 10.5220/0006893600230034

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title={Ney Yibeogo - Hello World: A Voice Service Development Platform to Bridge the Web’s Digital Divide},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - Ney Yibeogo - Hello World: A Voice Service Development Platform to Bridge the Web’s Digital Divide
SN - 978-989-758-324-7
AU - Baart, A.
AU - Bon, A.
AU - Boer, V.
AU - Tuijp, W.
AU - Akkermans, H.
PY - 2018
SP - 23
EP - 34
DO - 10.5220/0006893600230034

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