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文章出處:http://technews.acm.org/#352883

 

Scientists in Microsoft Research's laboratory in Bangalore, India, displayed a prototype of a user interface for the illiterate last week during Microsoft's seventh annual TechFest. For people who are unable to read, write, and interact with computers, "a textual interface where they have to read and write just is not useful," says laboratory managing director P. Anandan. "You can show a lot more in a picture." A new interface would have to rely on better icons, Anandan says. He says iconic images might mean different things to people in different countries, different cultures, and even in different towns. But Anandan also believes the creation of richer and more meaningful icons will ultimately improve more traditional interfaces as well. Microsoft has been developing a user interface for illiterate users since 2005, but has no plans to include the technology in a product anytime soon.

 

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背景知識說明:(例如Bangalore, India是一個怎麼樣的地方)

 

 

難句分析(不必每句做,但你認為不難的句子就絕對不能看錯意思)

 

Original sentence: Scientists in Microsoft Research's laboratory in Bangalore, India, displayed a prototype of a user interface for the illiterate last week during Microsoft's seventh annual TechFest.

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Original sentence: For people who are unable to read, write, and interact with computers, "a textual interface where they have to read and write just is not useful," says laboratory managing director P. Anandan.

Extra comments:

Clause 1: For people "a textual interface just is not useful,"

Clause 2: says laboratory managing director P. Anandan.

Clause 3: who(=people) are unable to read, write, and interact with computers,

Clause 4: where(=textual_interface) they have to read and write

Analysis:

Clause 1: For people "a textual interface just is not useful,"

S+V: "a textual interface is not
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E: "a textual interface is not useful,"
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E: For people "a textual interface is not useful,"
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E: For people "a textual interface just is not useful,"
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Clause 2: says laboratory managing director P. Anandan.

S+V: says P. Anandan.
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E: says laboratory managing director P. Anandan.
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Clause 3: who(=people) are unable to read, write, and interact with computers,

S+V: who(=people) are
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E: who(=people) are unable
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E: who(=people) are unable to read, write, and interact with computers,
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Clause 4: where(=in_textual_interface) they have to read and write

S+V: they have to read and write
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E: where(=in_textual_interface) they have to read and write
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