Duden Publishing House

How does a college accessible digital content and the knowledge of the Internet best for blind students? Mannheim, 27.01.2011. This issue focuses on a team of developers at the distance University Hagen. So blind with scientifically complex content can work, they must be printed in Braille. The button making Kit for a fee to cover the cost of printing the manuals Hagener Braille software (HBS) transfers therefore digital content in Braille and allows you to print the texts of the embosser. For example, an incorrect hyphenation is one of the stumbling blocks in texts resulting from the transfer in the Braille. The language technology solution of the Duden Publishing House now addresses these obstacles. The required features of this solution can be integrated into the Braille software. The Duden Publishing House provided its technology for the development of the Hagener Braille software system free of charge.

In the Braille words this way reduced that a stands for a syllable. This so-called reduction automatically makes the HBS. To do this, but the software must decide where a syllable ends and begins the next syllable. Because this task is not simple, words in the automatic transmission in the Braille are often torn apart in the wrong place. “” “” “” So many confusing combinations arising from syllables such as food “and esaal”, rice “, ehead” clean”and establish” or after “and tessen”.

From these examples it is clear how a false separation between words must be irritating on a blind reader. The irritation of the tactile reader interrupts the reading flow. The language technology solution of the Duden publishing house recognizes but compound words, so-called composite materials. In the translation in the Braille “the Duden software of translation software, displays a separation of syllables is where in the word right in linguistically as well as possible. Thus, words are no longer truncated in the wrong place.