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Microsoft's garage application Read My World online: improve literacy rate in daily use (Figure)

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The team, which was formed by eight interns, was inspired to see that adult literacy programs are useful in some situations, but limited by economic and time constraints, not everyone can participate. Literacy class learning. With the help of local non-profit organizations and government agencies, the team further conducted in-depth research and live interviews and decided to create a tool that would be available to adults who are eager to learn but do not have the time and energy to participate in literacy classes. help.

Software developer intern Nicole Joyal said: “We initially planned to offer a richer and more flexible curriculum, but through research we found that the 'Swiss Army Knife' might be more useful. We finally created such a tool that can be used in everyday work. Help you, not at a fixed time."

Essentially, Read My World is a ready-to-learn tool that allows users to take photos or documents and then use Azure's Cognitive Services API to identify objects in an image or objects in a document, and then provide spelling of related words. And pronunciation, and will provide some other features.

According to the official description, Read My World has the following five main functions:

● Take photos and recognize more than 1,500 vocabulary words

● Taking photos can identify vocabulary words in documents or other written media

● View the spelling and pronunciation of recognized word words

● Save photos with recognized words in your personal dictionary for future reference

● Practice the saved words with three vocabulary games

Currently "Read My World" is only available for trials and feedback from selected organizations. But non-profit organizations and NGOs working on low literacy communities can participate in the testing phase by filling out an application. The team behind the app expressed the hope that it will not only help users improve their literacy skills, but also build their confidence.

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