InSTIL/ICALL 2004 Symposium on Computer Assisted Learning

June 17-19, 2004
Venice, Italy

Using Task-Oriented Spoken Dialogue Systems for Language Learning: Potential, Practical Applications and Challenges

Antoine Raux, Maxine Eskenazi

Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

The technology developed for task-based spoken dialogue systems (SDS) has a significant potential for Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Based on the CMU Letís Go SDS, we describe two areas in which we investigated adaptations of the technology to non-native speakers: speech recognition and correction prompt generation. Although difficulties remain, particularly towards robust understanding, results prove that this technology can be used to provide realistic, involved environment for language learning.

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Bibliographic reference.  Raux, Antoine / Eskenazi, Maxine (2004): "Using task-oriented spoken dialogue systems for language learning: potential, practical applications and challenges", In ICALL-2004, paper 035.