Grants talk:Project/Jagseer S Sidhu/Punjabi Audiobooks Project
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A question from Ruslik0
- Hi @Ruslik0:, We considered text-to-speech to create audiobooks as it is a decent technology but a machine can not add emotions into the voice. A book may contains number of emotions and that can only feel by a human. Thanks. --Jagseer S Sidhu (talk) 04:11, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
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Comment from Wikimedia Foundation GLAM & Culture team
This is a really valuable experiment. Will you be able to track use of the audio books?
I’d like to know more about how the audio files will be connected to the source files on Wikisource, e.g. via Wikidata?
It’s good to see that you plan to make the equipment available to the community after the pilot. Can you explain how the equipment will be accessible to them?
Could you make a tutorial available (translated to English too, if possible) at the end of the project?
- Dear @FRomeo (WMF):,
We will track the use with this tool. The audio files can be linked to the Wikisource files with this built in tool. You can see the example here. We will put the equipment on the on our community Meta wiki page, open for Community to access and request after the project is over. Yes we can make the tutorial available in English and Punjabi after the project as the outcome of this project. Thank you for your feedback and sorry for late reply. Regards --Jagseer S Sidhu (talk) 07:14, 7 March 2021 (UTC).
Aggregated feedback from the committee for Jagseer S Sidhu/Punjabi Audiobooks Project
|(A) Impact potential
|(B) Community engagement
|(C) Ability to execute
|(D) Measures of success
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Marti (WMF) (talk) 05:24, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
Round 1 2021 decision
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The committee has recommended this proposal and WMF has approved funding for the full amount of your request, $3,700
Comments regarding this decision:
The committee is pleased to support this thoughtfully planned pilot project. They value that there are several experienced users involved in the project. The committee appreciates the willingness of the grantee to consult with UG Wiki Blind to make the project more useful to people with visual impairments.
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