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ADULT LITERACY USING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Adult Literacy using Information Technology
 

Summary: ADULT LITERACY USING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Adult Literacy using Information Technology
Mohamad Adnan Al-Alaoui, Christine Akl, Ralph El-Kady, and Rita Nassif
American University of Beirut /Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Beirut, Lebanon
Abstract--This paper reports on our project, "ALIT", Adult
Literacy using Information Technology, consists of an adult
computer literacy software package that aims at helping
adult illiterates to learn how to basically read and write in
Arabic. Our proposed software seeks to empower its users
with substantial and effective educational gains. This is
achieved by providing adequate tools such as voice
communication with the user and interactive Arabic
handwriting recognition using geometrical features and
neural networks to automatically recognize (read) on-line
handwritten Arabic words. Moreover, the proposed ALIT
seeks to offer a variety of economic, social, and human-
development benefit. The success of this program depends
to a large extent on illiterates' willingness to choose, adapt,
and use the IT based software effectively.
Index Terms--Arabic language, illiteracy, Information

  

Source: Al-Alaoui, Mohamad Adnan - Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

 

Collections: Engineering