Second International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'92)

Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 13-16, 1992

Computerized Error Detection/Correction in Teaching German Sounds: Some Problems and Solutions

Rudolf Weiss

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, USA

Some problems and solutions related to automated error detection/correction as they pertain to the improvement of foreign language pronunciation are discussed as well as their underlying premises. A model is proposed as a functional solution which is based on pedagogical framing and hierarchical error processing. The application of contrastive/applied phonetic principles both in the predicting of errors and the pedagogical framing of sounds allows the development of efficient analysis routines which do not rely upon full-spectrum matching and maximizes the chances for success.

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Bibliographic reference.  Weiss, Rudolf (1992): "Computerized error detection/correction in teaching German sounds: some problems and solutions", In ICSLP-1992, 1291-1294.