2022:Submissions/Sawtpedia: a new tool to listen to Wikipedia using QRCodes

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  • Language: English
  • Status: Live

Speaker(s)[edit source]

Yamen

Abstract[edit source]

Yamen WikiIndaba.jpg

Sawtpedia.wiki is a new tool created by Yamen Bousrih and Houcemeddine Turki. Inspired from QRpedia, Sawtpedia generates QR codes related to a Wikipedia page that once scanned by a mobile device allows the user to listen to the Wikipedia page in the mobile phone's language.
Sawtpedia can be used to discover monuments as it allows the generation of a QRCode related to a monument that once scanned will fetch the Wikidata item for that monument and then open the audio file for the Wikipedia article about the monument in the mobile device's language if available in Wikimedia Commons. If the audio recording does not exist, Sawtpedia will try to generate an audio from the lead of the Wikipedia article in the user language using gTTS Text-to-Speech System.
For more information: https://github.com/csisc/Sawtpedia

Learning Outcomes[edit source]

Attendees will learn about the new tool SawtPedia and how it can be used by GLAM institutions.

Biography[edit source]

Yamen Bousrih is a Wikimedian from Tunisia. He is the co-founder of Wikimedia Tunisia UG and the Wiki World Heritage UG.
Co-founder of the conference WikiArabia he took part in the organization of the first edition in Monastir 2015. He was also involved as a member of the Core Organizing teams of several other regional and international conferences like WikiIndaba 2018 and Wikimania 2021.