RadioMarché talk at CAISE 2012

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RadioMarché: Distributed Voice- and Web-interfaced Market Information Systems under Rural Conditions.

Paper presentation at CAISE 2012, Gdansk, Poland.

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  • We all love the web and all of us appreciate the influence it had on our social, political and economic lives. This Empowerment through the sharing of knowledge of businesses, people and societies is reflected in the rapid growth of the Internet and the World Wide Web4.5 Billion people are now unconnected to the web.
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  • As of February 2012, 31 market offerings are in the triple store. These market offeringshave been done by 15 different farmers, living in 13 different villages spreadacross 6 regional “zones”.
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  • RadioMarché talk at CAISE 2012

    1. 1. RadioMarché: Distributed Voice- and Web-interfaced Market Information Systems under Rural ConditionsVictor de Boer, Pieter De Leenheer, Anna Bon, Nana BaahGyan, Chris van Aart, Christophe Gueret, Wendelien Tuyp, Stephane Boyera, Mary Allen, Hans Akkermans
    2. 2. CAUTION!DIGITAL DIVIDE AHEAD
    3. 3. Can the Web (be made to) meansomething for knowledge sharing evenunder very constraining conditions?No internet, no computer, no electricityMultitude of languages, levels of literacy
    4. 4. • Integrate local community radios and mobile ICT for knowledge sharing• Better support and integrate local languages in voice-based services – Development of appropriate speech elements (text-to-speech and Speech recognition)• Develop a free and open source toolbox for local developers.• Investigate self-sustainability – Develop appropriate business models – In collaboration with local communities.
    5. 5. (adapted) Living Labs• Involvement of local communities – Trust and ownership – Co-creation• Rapid cycles – Use case gathering – Observation and prototyping – Test, adapt• Context-specific issues – Lack of infrastructure – Illiteracy, ‘small’ languages – Local ownership and maintainability – Distance between developer and user
    6. 6. M-agro Use CaseContext: Regreening in Africa
    7. 7. SMS Internet cafe == = ==== == translate
    8. 8. SMSRadio 1: French and BambaraRadio 2: French and Bomu
    9. 9. SMSRadio 1: French and BambaraRadio 2: French and Bomu
    10. 10. RadioMarché system Local market data Data / communique layer Interface handler layer Web Email SMS GSM/Voice Local radio Farmers Buyers (producers) (consumers)
    11. 11. Web frontend for Market data management and communiqué generation RadioMarche.com
    12. 12. Voice channel: Multiple solutions HTTP Netbook Orange Emerginov PlatformNetbook SIP overrunning EthernetProphecy Officeroute running AsterixNetbook BluetoothrunningProphecy + Mobile phoneAsterix
    13. 13. Audio communiqué• Audio communiqué generated by slot- and-filler Text-to-speech system – concatenating prerecorded phrases – Each radio host uses own voice (!)• Malian French (deployed)• Bambara• Bomu Radio Segou Radio Mountian
    14. 14. VoiceXML<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?><vxml version="2.0" lang="en"><form> <prompt bargein="false"> Welcome to RadioMarche! <audio src=“audio/communique_1_bambara.wav"/> </prompt> <option dtmf="1" value=“1">Press one for X</option> <option dtmf=“2" value=“2">Press two for Y</option> ...</vxml>
    15. 15. Deployment
    16. 16. Current testing phase• Limited usage due to: – Political situation – Ecological situation – Social barriers – Technical issues• Feedback informs next phase – More languages (Bambara, Bomu) – More radio stations – End user
    17. 17. Business model integration Onno Wassenaar
    18. 18. Beyond the use case: Sharing the Data
    19. 19. Linked Market Data @prefix rdfs: <http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#> .Market data Linked market data @prefix rdf: <http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#> . @prefix rm: <http://purl.org/collections/w4ra/radiomarche/> . rm:offering_68 a rm:Offering ; rm:com_number "6" ; rm:contact_address "" ; rm:currency "CFA" ; ClioPatria Linked Data server rm:has_communique rm:communique_4f2918bc6a7af ; rm:has_contact rm:Fidel_Kone ; rm:price "450.00" ; rm:prod_com_id "3" ; rm:prod_name rm:product-Graine_de_nere ; rm:quality "Graine propre" ; rm:quantity "120.00" ; rm:store_id "68" ; rm:ts_date_delivered "2012-02-01 10:54:57" ; rm:ts_date_entered "2012-02-01 10:18:27" ; rm:unit_measure "Kg" ; rm:user_id "6" .
    20. 20. Sharing across regions Local market data Local market dat a Data / communique layer RadioM arché market informat ion s ys t em Dat a / communique plat form Interface handler layer W eb Email SM S GSM /VoiceWeb Email SMS GSM/Voice Local radio Farmers Buyers ( producers ) ( cons umers ) RadioMarché in second region Local radio Farmers Buyers (producers) (consumers)
    21. 21. Linked Data for Development (LD4D) Inst. of Development Studies LOD Sahel Pluvial data SemanticXO DBpediaGeoNames Citizen Journalism Agrovoc data RadioMarché Linked market data
    22. 22. Linked Data for Development (LD4D) Agrovoc GeoNames DBpedia ‘Allo, Linked RadioMarché Data? Linked market data * <VoiceXML> to SPARQLWeb applications Voice browser Tel: +31208080855 Skype: +990009369996162208
    23. 23. EcoMash Henk Kroon
    24. 24. Related use cases and projects
    25. 25. VOICES use cases• M-agri event organizer – Schedule events, automatic calls to farmers’ representatives. – Agricultural knowledge sharing• M-health knowledge sharing – Use case in Senegal – Share health knowledge
    26. 26. Foroba Blon• Citizen journalism platform – using the same technology as RadioMarché• Multiple use cases – Letters to editor – Trusted users ‘journalists’• Funded by IPI news innovation contest
    27. 27. Crowdsourcing voice fragment gathering
    28. 28. Interaction design for low- literacy communities
    29. 29. Research questions• Data management via voice – Data presentation/UI – Voice-based browsing• Web of Voices• Linked data / microservers – Downscale2012 @ ESWC• Integration with (development) economy• ICT development in rural areas – Living Labs, Sustainability
    30. 30. Questions?
    31. 31. @victordeboerv.de.boer@vu.nldev4d.comw4ra.few.vu.nlsemweb4u.wordpress.comworldwidesemanticweb.wordpress.com

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