5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Bringing Spoken Language Systems to the Classroom

Stephen Sutton, Ed Kaiser, A. Cronk, Ron Cole

Center for Spoken Language Understanding, Dept. Of Computer Science & Engineering, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology, Portland, OR, USA

Currently, there are few opportunities for people to learn about and experiment with the latest spoken language technology. Furthermore, most research and development activities are restricted to a handful of academic and industrial labs. In order to make the technology less exclusive, it must become more accessible to the general population. This is now feasible with the development of the CSLU Toolkit which combines easy-to-use authoring tools with state-of- the-art human language technology. In this paper, we focus on the educational role of the toolkit and describe how it is being used in several local schools.

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Bibliographic reference.  Sutton, Stephen / Kaiser, Ed / Cronk, A. / Cole, Ron (1997): "Bringing spoken language systems to the classroom", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 709-712.