A pipeline for automatic assessment of foreign language pronunciation

Aku Rouhe, Reima Karhila, Heini Kallio, Mikko Kurimo


We illustrate our prototype pipeline for automatic analysis and assessment of foreign language speech. It uses automatic speech recognition as a preprocessing step for phonetic analysis and predicts the grade that human experts would give for the utterance. The work is applied in two educational research projects: DigiTala for L2 Swedish for Finnish-speaking high school students, and SIAK ”Say it again, kid!” for L2 English for Finnish-speaking 6-9 year old children.


Cite as: Rouhe, A., Karhila, R., Kallio, H., Kurimo, M. (2017) A pipeline for automatic assessment of foreign language pronunciation. Proc. 7th ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education, 190.


@inproceedings{Rouhe2017,
  author={Aku Rouhe and Reima Karhila and Heini Kallio and Mikko Kurimo},
  title={A pipeline for automatic assessment of foreign language pronunciation},
  year=2017,
  booktitle={Proc. 7th ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education},
  pages={190}
}