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Speech and Language Technology in Education

Wroxall Abbey Estate, Warwickshire, England
3-5 September 2009


Pronunciation Training and Assessment 1-3


Islands of failure: employing word accent information for pronunciation quality assessment of English L2 learners
Florian Hönig, Anton Batliner, Karl Weilhammer, Elmar Nöth

Implementation of an extended recognition network for mispronunciation detection and diagnosis in computer-assisted pronunciation training
Alissa M. Harrison, Wai-Kit Lo, Xiao-Jun Qian, Helen Meng

The goodness of pronunciation algorithm: a detailed performance study
Sandra Kanters, Catia Cucchiarini, Helmer Strik

Say ‘aaaaa² interactive vowel practice for second language learning
Preben Wik, David Lucas Escribano

Developing a CALL system for practicing oral proficiency: how to design for speech technology, pedagogy and learners
Helmer Strik, Frederik Cornillieb, Jozef Colpaert, Joost van Doremalen, Catia Cucchiarini

Towards a computer-aided pronunciation training system for German learners of Mandarin
Hansjörg Mixdorff, Daniel Külls, Hussein Hussein, Shu Gong, Guoping Hu, Si Wei

Formant estimation in children²s speech and its application for a Spanish speech therapy tool
William Ricardo Rodríguez, Eduardo Lleida

The EURONOUNCE corpus of non-native Polish for ASR-based pronunciation tutoring system
Natalia Cylwik, Agnieszka Wagner, Grazyna Demenko

Investigating the effectiveness of Prontest software to train English proficiency
Hiroyuki Obari, Hiroaki Kojima, Machi Okumura, Masahiro Yoshikawa, Shuichi Itahashi

An experience with a Spanish second language learning tool in a multilingual environment
Oscar Saz, Victoria Rodríguez, Eduardo Lleida, William Ricardo Rodríguez, Carlos Vaquero

Audio quality issue for automatic speech assessment
Lei Chen

Measuring children²s phonemic awareness through blending tasks
Shizhen Wang, Patti Price, Yi-Hui Lee, Abeer Alwan

Detecting prosody improvement in oral rereading
Minh Duong, Jack Mostow

A self-transcribing speech corpus: collecting continuous speech with an online educational game
Alexander Gruenstein, Ian McGraw, Andrew Sutherland




Demonstrations 1, 2


Japanese CALL system based on dynamic question generation and error prediction for ASR
Tatsuya Kawahara, Hongcui Wang, Yasushi Tsubota, Masatake Dantsuji

Development of a CALL system to enhance ESL/EFL learners² skills of shadowing and reading aloud
Dean Luo, Nobuaki Minematsu, Yutaka Yamauchi

Computer aided pronunciation training (CAPT) system "AZAR"
Michael Beilig

Spoken dialog systems for learning foreign language communication skills
Andre Valente, W. Lewis Johnson

Langofone - language learning in your pocket
Preben Wik

COMUNICA: multilevel tools for Spanish CALL
Oscar Saz, William Ricardo Rodríguez, Eduardo Lleida, Carlos Vaquero

Structure-based pronunciation assessment
Nobuaki Minematsu, Masayuki Suzuki

Voice race and voice scatter: online educational games for collectingorthographically-labeled speech data
Alexander Gruenstein, Ian McGraw, Andrew Sutherland

REAP.PT, a tutoring system for teaching Portuguese
Luis Marujo, Jose Lopes, Nuno Mamede, Isabel Trancoso, Juan Pino, Maxine Eskenazi, Jorge Baptista, Ceu Viana

Virtual Chinese tutor (VCT) - a Chinese language pronunciation learning software
Yow-Bang Wang, Hsin-Min Wang, Lin-Shan Lee

Automatic assessment of non-native prosody
Florian Hönig, Anton Batliner, Karl Weilhammer, Elmar Nöth

A spoken dialog system for learners of English
Karl Weilhammer, Catharine Oertel, Robin Siegemund, Ricardo Sá, Anton Batliner, Florian Hönig, Elmar Nöth

CLIMB LEVEL 4 - teaching English for aviation safety
Maxine Eskenazi, Gary Pelton


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Virtual Tutors and Games

Language Proficiency Assessment

Pronunciation Training and Assessment 1-3

Creation and Assessment of Content For SLaTE

Topics in SLaTE 1, 2

Demonstrations 1, 2