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Elsevier introduces audio reader application for SciVerse

26th July 2011

Elsevier has announced that a new audio reader application has been introduced for use with its SciVerse ScienceDirect peer-reviewed research database.

Developed by cloud-based speech technology provider iSpeech, the tool is available via SciVerse Applications beta and can convert any full-text article into a natural-sounding voice file.

This allows researchers to create MP3 audio tracks of scientific papers that can then be listened to on any compatible device, thus helping them to improve their workflows.

According to Rafael Sidi, vice-president for applications and developer network at Elsevier, this will be of particular use to those with vision impairments or scientists that consider themselves auditory learners.

"It's an excellent example of our vision to work directly with the communities we serve to provide customised search and discovery applications that solve specific challenges users face within their research workflows," he explained.

This comes after the company introduced Google Maps functionality for a number of its online articles earlier this year.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-800634264-ADNFCR

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