Language acquisition aide

  • US 20020029146A1
  • Filed: 09/06/2001
  • Published: 03/07/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/05/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. Stand-alone, hand-held apparatus, which includes:

  • a sheath, having a proximal end with respect to a portion of text, in a first language;

    a scanner, located within said sheath, near said proximal end, arranged for scanning the portion of text;

    a computerized system, located within said sheath, in communication with said scanner, arranged for performing OCR conversion and text-to-speech synthesis of the scanned text and automatic translation to a second language;

    an audio-output system, in communication with said computerized system, for producing an audio output of said text-to-speech synthesis; and

    an interface system, for enabling a user to communicate with said apparatus.

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