SLaTE 2015 - Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education

Leipzig, Germany
September 4-5, 2015

Lingunia World of Learning

Karina Matthes, Rico Petrick, Horst-Udo Hain

Linguwerk GmbH, Dresden, Germany

In this paper we present a soft toy named Lingufino for preschool children that uses speech input and output for communication. It takes the child onto a journey to an adventure world: Lingunia. Based on a story that is shown in a picture book the toy explains different topics like animals, colours, numbers, seasons etc. and involves the child into the fictional situation with the help of question-and-answer games. By asking for words and facts which previously have been mentioned, the child becomes part of the adventure and – on the fly – improves it’s active vocabulary.

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Bibliographic reference.  Matthes, Karina / Petrick, Rico / Hain, Horst-Udo (2015): "Lingunia world of learning", In SLaTE-2015, 193.