ISCA Archive STILL 1998
ISCA Archive STILL 1998

Automatic pronunciation grading for dutch

Catia Cucchiarini, Helmer Strik, Lou Boves

The aim of the research reported on here is to develop a system for automatic assessment of foreign speakers' pronunciation of Dutch. In this paper, special attention is paid to expert ratings of pronunciation, because they are used as a reference to validate the pronunciation scores obtained automatically. It is shown that the ratings can differ between raters and rater groups and it is concluded that these differences should be taken into consideration before going on to develop an automatic system for pronunciation grading.

Cite as: Cucchiarini, C., Strik, H., Boves, L. (1998) Automatic pronunciation grading for dutch. Proc. ETRW on Speech Technology in Language Learning (STiLL), 95-98

  author={Catia Cucchiarini and Helmer Strik and Lou Boves},
  title={{Automatic pronunciation grading for dutch}},
  booktitle={Proc. ETRW on Speech Technology in Language Learning (STiLL)},