Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

MECALLSAT: A Multimedia Environment for Computer-Aided Language Learning Incorporating Speech Assessment Techniques

Pedro Gomez, Daniel Martinez, Victor Nieto, Victoria Rodellar

Departamento de Arquitectura y Tecnologia de Sistemas Informaticos, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

This paper is focussed to the introduction and use of Speech Processing Techniques in the Assesment of the Speech Trace, with applications in Computer-Aided Language Learning (CALL). The general structure of a CALL Environment, and a Speech Interface to allow the spoken interaction of the student are presented. The system is intended to exploit and improve the speaking abilities of the student through a progressive Listening & Comprehension process supported by the registering and evaluation of the student's Speech in terms of Phonetics and Prosody. The general premises for a successful application of these techniques in Language Learning Laboratories are also presented.

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Bibliographic reference.  Gomez, Pedro / Martinez, Daniel / Nieto, Victor / Rodellar, Victoria (1994): "MECALLSAT: a multimedia environment for computer-aided language learning incorporating speech assessment techniques", In ICSLP-1994, 1295-1298.