Second European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Genova, Italy
September 24-26, 1991


An Experiment in Using a Hypertext System in Phonetics and Speech Processing Education

Seppo Helle

Helsinki University of Technology, Acoustics Laboratory, Espoo, Finland

The number of educational programs in limited subject areas like phonetics is still quite small, although personal computers are very common equipment. This may be because these programs are not considered commercially productive and because programming is relatively expensive. Different methods of creating educational programs are described briefly in this paper. Besides the traditional programming environments there exist different authoring systems that are easier to learn, yet powerful enough for creating useful applications. They reduce the amount of programming effort in a project, giving also non-programmers more possibilities to develop specialised applications. One particular experiment programmed in a hypertext environment is discussed. The topics of the program are phonetics, speech synthesis and speech recognition. It includes text, pictures and sound samples in a package that is easy enough to use for a novice in computers. Keywords: hypertext, computer aided education, phonetics, speech processing.

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Bibliographic reference.  Helle, Seppo (1991): "An experiment in using a hypertext system in phonetics and speech processing education", In EUROSPEECH-1991, 969-972.