Golub, E., Druin, A., Komlodi, A., Resnik, P., Preece, J., Fails, J., Hou, W., Barin, T., Clamage, A.
Techniques and tools exist to allow children to create and
share stories. However, challenges can arise when
attempting to share stories across languages and cultures.
In this paper we explore a novel approach to crosslanguage
communication. Rather than work with natural
language translation tools, we successfully explored the use
of images in attempting to communicate a concept across
the language barrier, and be able to confirm that the
concept has been properly understood. Our initial
exploration is framed within the context of a word guessing
game, and shows that such an image-based exchange can
allow cross-language communication.
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