SLaTE 2015 - Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education
In this paper we present a soft toy named Lingufino for preschool children that uses speech input and output for communication. It takes the child onto a journey to an adventure world: Lingunia. Based on a story that is shown in a picture book the toy explains different topics like animals, colours, numbers, seasons etc. and involves the child into the fictional situation with the help of question-and-answer games. By asking for words and facts which previously have been mentioned, the child becomes part of the adventure and on the fly improves its active vocabulary.
Bibliographic reference. Matthes, Karina / Petrick, Rico / Hain, Horst-Udo (2015): "Lingunia world of learning", In SLaTE-2015, 193.