9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brisbane, Australia
September 22-26, 2008

Application and Evaluation of Speech Technologies in Language Learning: Experiments with the Saybot Player

Sylvain Chevalier, Zhenhai Cao

Saybot Inc., China

In this paper we present Saybot Player, an application of speech technologies to help Chinese learners of English. It is a dialogue system based on a speech recognizer and a pronunciation scoring engine. We compare our approach with existing similar systems, propose metrics to evaluate such systems and give evaluation results obtained with our users in real learning situations.

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Bibliographic reference.  Chevalier, Sylvain / Cao, Zhenhai (2008): "Application and evaluation of speech technologies in language learning: experiments with the Saybot player", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 2811-2814.