SLaTE 2019: 8th ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education

20-21 September 2019, Graz, Austria

Chairs: Keelan Evanini and Helmer Strik

DOI: 10.21437/SLaTE.2019

Paper Session I (Spoken CALL Shared Task)


Overview of the 2019 Spoken CALL Shared Task
Claudia Baur, Andrew Caines, Cathy Chua, Johanna Gerlach, Mengjie Qian, Manny Rayner, Martin Russell, Helmer Strik, Xizi Wei

The FBK system for the 2019 Spoken CALL Shared Task
Roberto Gretter, Marco Matassoni, Daniele Falavigna

The University of Birmingham 2019 Spoken CALL Shared Task Systems: Exploring the importance of word order in text processing
Mengjie Qian, Peter Jančovič, Martin Russell

Embedding-based system for the Text part of CALL v3 shared task
Volodymyr Sokhatskyi, Olga Zvyeryeva, Ievgen Karaulov, Dmytro Tkanov


Paper Session II (Pronunciation)


Prototyping a web-based phonetic training game to improve /r/-/l/ identification by Japanese learners of English
Adriana Guevara-Rukoz, Alexander Martin, Yutaka Yamauchi, Nobuaki Minematsu

Automatic Scoring Minimal-Pair Pronunciation Drills by Using Recognition Likelihood Scores and Phonological Features
Lei Chen, Qianyong Gao, Qiubing Liang, Jiahong Yuan, Yang Liu

Automatic assessment of pronunciation and its dependent factors by exploring their interdependencies using DNN and LSTM
Aparna Srinivasan, Chiranjeevi Yarra, Prasanta Kumar Ghosh


Demo Session


voisTUTOR: Virtual Operator for Interactive Spoken English TUTORing
Chiranjeevi Yarra, Prasanta Kumar Ghosh

Demonstration of LARA: A Learning and Reading Assistant
Elham Akhlaghi, Branislav Bédi, Matthias Butterweck, Cathy Chua, Johanna Gerlach, Hanieh Habibi, Junta Ikeda, Manny Rayner, Sabina Sestigiani, Ghil'ad Zuckermann

Fluidity: Developing second language fluency with real-time feedback during speech practice
Ralph L. Rose

A robotic interface for the administration of language, literacy, and speech pathology assessments for children
Gary Yeung, Alison L. Bailey, Amber Afshan, Morgan Tinkler, Marlen Q. Pérez, Alejandra Martin, Anahit A. Pogossian, Samuel Spaulding, Hae Won Park, Manushaqe Muco, Abeer Alwan, Cynthia Breazeal


Paper Session III (Comprehensibility, Intelligibility, and Dialect Classification)


Native Listeners' Shadowing of Non-native Utterances as Spoken Annotation Representing Comprehensibility of the Utterances
Zhenchao Lin, Yusuke Inoue, Tasavat Trisitichoke, Shintaro Ando, Daisuke Saito, Nobuaki Minematsu

Acoustic correlates of speech intelligibility: the usability of the eGeMAPS feature set for atypical speech
Wei Xue, Catia Cucchiarini, Roeland van Hout, Helmer Strik

Implementing and Evaluating Methods of Dialect Classification on Read and Spontaneous German Speech
Johanna Dobbriner, Oliver Jokisch


Poster Session


Teaching American English pronunciation using a TTS service
Jorge Proença, Ganna Raboshchuk, Ângela Costa, Paula Lopez-Otero, Xavier Anguera

Corpora Design and Score Calibration for Text Dependent Pronunciation Proficiency Recognition
Fred Richardson, John Steinberg, Gordon Vidaver, Steve Feinstein, Ray Budd, Jennifer Melot, Paul Gatewood, Douglas Jones

Noise robust goodness of pronunciation measures using teacher's utterance
Sweekar Sudhakara, Manoj Kumar Ramanathi, Chiranjeevi Yarra, Anurag Das, Prasanta Kumar Ghosh

Disfluency Detection for Spoken Learner English
Yiting Lu, Mark J. F. Gales, Katherine M. Knill, Potsawee Manakul, Yu Wang

Comparison of automatic syllable stress detection quality with time-aligned boundaries and context dependencies
Chiranjeevi Yarra, Manoj Kumar Ramanathi, Prasanta Kumar Ghosh

Using K-Means in SVR-Based Text Difficulty Estimation
Ray Budd, Tamas Marius, Paul Gatewood, Doug Jones

Tagging child-adult interactions in naturalistic, noisy, daylong school environments using i-vector based diarization system
Prasanna V. Kothalkar, Dwight Irvin, Ying Luo, Joanne Rojas, John Nash, Beth Rous, John H. L. Hansen


Paper Session IV (Call Systems and Reading Prosody)


An Scéalaí: autonomous learners harnessing speech and language technologies
Neasa Ní Chiaráin, Ailbhe Ní Chasaide

Overview of LARA: A Learning and Reading Assistant
Elham Akhlaghi, Branislav Bédi, Matt Butterweck, Cathy Chua, Johanna Gerlach, Hanieh Habibi, Junta Ikeda, Manny Rayner, Sabina Sestigiani, Ghil'ad Zuckermann

Reading Prosody Development: Automatic Assessment for a Longitudinal Study
Erika Godde, Gérard Bailly, Marie-Line Bosse


Paper Session V (Classroom)


Transfer Learning based Audio Classification for a noisy and speechless recordings detection task, in a classroom context
Mohamed El Hajji, Morgane Daniel, Lucile Gelin

Students' acceptance of MySpeechTrainer to improve spoken Academic English
Helmer Strik, Anna Ovchinnikova, Camilla Giannini, Angela Pantazi, Catia Cucchiarini

Does Speaking Training Application with Speech Recognition Motivate Junior High School Students in Actual Classroom? -- A Case Study
Satoshi Kobashikawa, Atushi Odakura, Takao Nakamura, Takeshi Mori, Kimitaka Endo, Takafumi Moriya, Ryo Masumura, Yushi Aono, Nobuaki Minematsu