Presentation Title

Bridging the Online Language Gap with Polyvox

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Ben Steichen

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:45 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 11:30 AM

Location

156

Session

poster 4

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

engineering_computer_science

Abstract

The World Wide Web has the potential to connect the world, yet it suffers from language barriers. The same topic or event is typically reported on by a diverse array of nationalities and opinions, but manually searching the Web returns only a fraction of the possible results. The consequence is a Web with untapped potential, as multilingual browsing is seldom supported.

Our research project, Polyvox, seeks to improve access to diverse and multicultural perspectives, by providing users with recommendations to articles of interest in different languages and international markets. When using Polyvox, people will be able to gain new points of view, broaden their horizons, and potentially even learn a new language.

Polyvox is a functioning web browser extension, which gathers information from browsed webpages, classifies and analyzes this information, and then returns relevant recommendations in multiple languages.

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Bridging the Online Language Gap with Polyvox

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The World Wide Web has the potential to connect the world, yet it suffers from language barriers. The same topic or event is typically reported on by a diverse array of nationalities and opinions, but manually searching the Web returns only a fraction of the possible results. The consequence is a Web with untapped potential, as multilingual browsing is seldom supported.

Our research project, Polyvox, seeks to improve access to diverse and multicultural perspectives, by providing users with recommendations to articles of interest in different languages and international markets. When using Polyvox, people will be able to gain new points of view, broaden their horizons, and potentially even learn a new language.

Polyvox is a functioning web browser extension, which gathers information from browsed webpages, classifies and analyzes this information, and then returns relevant recommendations in multiple languages.