Tamil talk is a speech to text application and was designed from a perspective of language and philosophy. This paper takes an indigenous approach in reflecting on the design and user acceptance of Tamil talk. The paper makes use of literature in critically reflecting on the design and the potential user acceptance of the application. It takes a multidisciplinary approach and explores the influence of factors like language shift, language maintenance and philosophy in the context of user acceptance of speech to text. The application may appeal to a section of the native Tamil speakers as suggested in the literature but there are complex challenges that needs further research. Further research shall be in developing the application that conforms to the conceptual framework and widely test with the native speakers to arrive at a more precise prediction of user acceptance.
Ramachandran, R., & Ogunshile, E. (in press). A reflection on the design and user acceptance of Tamil talk. Proceedings of the Institute for System Programming of the RAS,