12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

Incorporating Speech Recognition Engine into an Intelligent Assistive Reading System for Dyslexic Students

Theologos Athanaselis (1), Stelios Bakamidis (1), Ioannis Dologlou (1), Evmorfia N. Argyriou (2), Antonis Symvonis (2)

(1) Athena RIC, Greece
(2) National Technical University of Athens, Greece

In this paper we present an approach for incorporating a state of the art speech recognition engine into a novel assistive reading system for Greek dyslexic students. This system is being developed in the framework of the AGENT-DYSL IST project, and facilitates dyslexic children in learning to read fluently. Unlike previously presented approaches, the aim of this system is to monitor the progress and perspectives of a dyslexic user and supply personalised help. The goal of this help is to gradually increase the reading capabilities of the user, gradually diminish the assistance provided, till he is able to read as a non-dyslexic reader.

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Bibliographic reference.  Athanaselis, Theologos / Bakamidis, Stelios / Dologlou, Ioannis / Argyriou, Evmorfia N. / Symvonis, Antonis (2011): "Incorporating speech recognition engine into an intelligent assistive reading system for dyslexic students", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 2993-2996.