7th ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education

25-26 August 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

Chairs: Olov Engwall and José Davis Lopes

DOI: 10.21437/SLaTE.2017

Robot-assisted language learning


Was it something I said? Facial Expressions in Language Learning
John Sloan, Julie Carson-Berndsen

A First Visit to the Robot Language Café
José Lopes, Olov Engwall, Gabriel Skantze

Measuring Effect of Repetitive Queries and Implicit Learning with Joining-in-type Robot Assisted Language Learning System
Albara Khalifa, Tsuneo Kato, Seiichi Yamamoto

Emotion and Memory Model for a Robotic Tutor as a Social Partner in a Learning Environment
Muneeb Ahmad, Omar Mubin, Suleman Shahid, Joanne Orlando




CALL shared task


Overview of the 2017 Spoken CALL Shared Task
Claudia Baur, Cathy Chua, Johanna Gerlach, Manny Rayner, Martin Russell, Helmer Strik, Xizi Wei

Spoken CALL Shared Task system description
Andrew Caines

The CSU-K Rule-Based Pipeline System for Spoken CALL Shared Task
Nico Axtmann, Carolina Mehmet, Kay Berkling

The University of Birmingham 2017 SLaTE CALL Shared Task Systems
Mengjie Qian, Xizi Wei, Peter Jančovič, Martin Russell

Using an Automated Content Scoring Engine for Spoken CALL Responses: The ETS submission for the Spoken CALL Challenge
Keelan Evanini, Matthew Mulholland, Eugene Tsuprun, Yao Qian

Deep-Learning Based Automatic Spontaneous Speech Assessment in a Data-Driven Approach for the 2017 SLaTE CALL Shared Challenge
Yoo Rhee Oh, Hyung-Bae Jeon, Hwa Jeon Song, Byung Ok Kang, Yun-Kyung Lee, Jeon-Gue Park, Yun-Keun Lee

Syntactic and semantic features for human like judgement in spoken CALL
Ahmed Magooda, Diane Litman


Reading assessment


A System for Asessing Children Readings as School
Stefano Artuso, Luca Cristoforetti, Daniele Falavigna, Roberto Gretter, Nadia Mana, Gianluca Schiavo

Automatic Assessment of Children's L2 Reading for Accuracy and Fluency
Kamini Sabu, Prakhar Swarup, Hitesh Tulsiani, Preeti Rao

Improving fluency of young readers: introducing a Karaoke to learn how to breathe during a Reading-while-Listening task
Erika Godde, Gérard Bailly, David Escudero, Marie-Line Bosse, Maryse Bianco, Coriandre Vilain


Discourse and spontaneous speech


Modeling Discourse Coherence for the Automated Scoring of Spontaneous Spoken Responses
Xinhao Wang, Keelan Evanini, Klaus Zechner, Matthew Mulholland

CARAMILLA - Speech Mediated Language Learning Modules for Refugee and High School Learners of English and Irish
Emer Gilmartin, Jaebok Kim, Alpha Diallo, Yong Zhao, Neasa Ni Chiarain, Ketong Su, Yuyun Huang, Benjamin Cowan, Nick Campbell

An attention based model for off-topic spontaneous spoken response detection: An Initial Study
Andrey Malinin, Kate Knill, Anton Ragni, Yu Wang, Mark Gales


Poster session 2


Empirical Evaluation of the Communicative Effectiveness of an Automatic Speech-to-Speech Translation System
Xinhao Wang, Keelan Evanini

Detecting listening difficulty for second language learners using Automatic Speech Recognition errors
Maryam Sadat Mirzaei, Kourosh Meshgi, Tatsuya Kawahara

Predicting Clinical Evaluations of Children’s Speech with Limited Data Using Exemplar Word Template References
Gary Yeung, Amber Afshan, Kaan Ege Ozgun, Canton Kaewtip, Steven M. Lulich, Abeer Alwan

Deep Context Model for Grammatical Error Correction
Chuan Wang, Ruobing Li, Hui Lin

Studies of a Self-Administered Oral Reading Assessment
Jared Bernstein, Jian Cheng, Jennifer Balogh, Elizabeth Rosenfeld


Serious games


Speech perception training as a serious game in the EFL classroom
Marlisa Hommel

Menusigne: A Serious Game for Learning Sign Language Grammar
Manny Rayner, Irene Strasly, Nikolaos Tsourakis, Johanna Gerlach, Pierrette Bouillon