ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999

Automatic detection and correction of pronunciation errors for foreign language learners: the demosthenes application

G. Deville, O. Deroo, Henri Leich, S. Gielen, J. Vanparys

This paper accounts for the DEMOSTHENES application, an interactive tool for the correction of foreign language learners' pronunciation. After giving the didactic and technical arguments advocating for DEMOSTHENES, the authors describe the phase of creation and labelling of a sound database for the application language (Dutch). The methodolgy for the training of the recognizer is then discussed, as well as the pronunciation scoring paradigm. To conclude, the final application is described, together with preliminary but promising results.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-205

Cite as: Deville, G., Deroo, O., Leich, H., Gielen, S., Vanparys, J. (1999) Automatic detection and correction of pronunciation errors for foreign language learners: the demosthenes application. Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999), 843-846, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-205

@inproceedings{deville99_eurospeech,
  author={G. Deville and O. Deroo and Henri Leich and S. Gielen and J. Vanparys},
  title={{Automatic detection and correction of pronunciation errors for foreign language learners: the demosthenes application}},
  year=1999,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999)},
  pages={843--846},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-205}
}