ISCA International Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2009)

Wroxall Abbey Estate, Warwickshire, England
September 3-5, 2009

Bibliographic Reference

[SLaTE-2009] ISCA International Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2009), Wroxall Abbey Estate, Warwickshire, England, September 3-5, 2009; ISCA Archive,

Author Index and Quick Access to Abstracts

Aist (129)   Aist (141)   Alwan   Amdal   Baptista (69)   Baptista (413)   Batliner (41)   Batliner (415)   Batliner (416)   Beilig   Bernstein   Chen   Cheng (17)   Cheng (33)   Colpaert   Cornillieb   Cucchiarini (13)   Cucchiarini (49)   Cucchiarini (73)   Cylwik (85)   Cylwik (113)   Dantsuji   Demenko (85)   Demenko (113)   Denholm-Price   van Doremalen (13)   van Doremalen (73)   Duong   Edlund   Escribano   Eskenazi (65)   Eskenazi (69)   Eskenazi (413)   Eskenazi (417)   Goldie   Gong   Gruenstein (109)   Gruenstein (412)   Handley   Harrison   Hincks (9)   Hincks (117)   Hirose (37)   Hirose (137)   Hirschberg   Hönig (41)   Hönig (415)   Hönig (416)   Hu   Hunter   Hussein   Ingram   Itahashi   Johnsen   Johnson (1)   Johnson (404)   Jokisch   Kanters   Kawahara   Kojima   Külls   Kwon   Lee, Lin-Shan   Lee, Yi-Hui   Liu   Lleida (81)   Lleida (93)   Lleida (406)   Lo   Lopes (69)   Lopes (413)   Luo (37)   Luo (137)   Luo (402)   Mamede (69)   Mamede (413)   Marujo (69)   Marujo (413)   McGraw (5)   McGraw (109)   McGraw (412)   Medero   Meng   Minematsu (37)   Minematsu (137)   Minematsu (402)   Minematsu (411)   Mixdorff (77)   Mixdorff (145)   Moore   Mostow (105)   Mostow (129)   Mostow (141)   Müller   Niesler   Nöth (41)   Nöth (415)   Nöth (416)   Obari   Oertel   Okumura   Ostendorf   Pado   Pelton   Pflügel   Pino (65)   Pino (69)   Pino (413)   Price   Qian   Rodríguez, Victoria   Rodríguez, William Ricardo (81)   Rodríguez, William Ricardo (93)   Rodríguez, William Ricardo (406)      Sagae   Saz (93)   Saz (406)   Seneff (5)   Seneff (57)   Sharples   Siegemund   Sim   Strik (13)   Strik (49)   Strik (73)   Sutherland (109)   Sutherland (412)   Suzuki, Masanori   Suzuki, Masayuki (137)   Suzuki, Masayuki (411)   Townshend   Trancoso (69)   Trancoso (413)   Tsubota   Valente (1)   Valente (404)   Vaquero (93)   Vaquero (406)   Versvik   Viana (69)   Viana (413)   Wagner (85)   Wagner (113)   Walt   Wang, Hongcui   Wang, Hsin-Min   Wang, Shizhen   Wang, Yow-Bang   Wei   Weilhammer (41)   Weilhammer (415)   Weilhammer (416)   de Wet   Wetzel   Wigmore   Wik (9)   Wik (53)   Wik (405)   Xu   Yamauchi (37)   Yamauchi (402)   Yoshikawa   Yoshimoto   Zechner  

Names written in boldface refer to first authors, in CAPITAL letters to keynote and invited papers. Full papers can be accessed from the abstracts (ISCA members only). Please note that each abstract opens in a separate window.

Table of Contents and Access to Abstracts

Introduction to the Workshop

Virtual Tutors and Games

Sagae, Alicia / Wetzel, Baylor / Valente, Andre / Johnson, W. Lewis: "Culture-driven response strategies for virtual human behavior in training systems", 1-4.

Yoshimoto, Brandon / McGraw, Ian / Seneff, Stephanie: "Rainbow rummy: a web-based game for vocabulary acquisition using computer-directed speech", 5-8.

Wik, Preben / Hincks, Rebecca / Hirschberg, Julia: "Responses to Ville: a virtual language teacher for Swedish", 9-12.

Doremalen, Joost van / Strik, Helmer / Cucchiarini, Catia: "Utterance verification in language learning applications", 13-16.

Language Proficiency Assessment

Bernstein, Jared / Suzuki, Masanori / Cheng, Jian / Pado, Ulrike: "Evaluating diglossic aspects of an automated test of spoken modern standard Arabic", 17-20.

Amdal, Ingunn / Johnsen, Magne H. / Versvik, Eivind: "Automatic evaluation of quantity contrast in non-native Norwegian speech", 21-24.

Zechner, Klaus: "What did they actually say? agreement and disagreement among transcribers of non-native spontaneous speech responses in an English proficiency test", 25-28.

Müller, Pieter / Wet, Febe de / Walt, Christa van der / Niesler, Thomas: "Automatically assessing the oral proficiency of proficient L2 speakers", 29-32.

Cheng, Jian / Townshend, Brent: "A rule-based language model for reading recognition", 33-36.

Luo, Dean / Minematsu, Nobuaki / Yamauchi, Yutaka / Hirose, Keikichi: "Analysis and comparison of automatic language proficiency assessment between shadowed sentences and read sentences", 37-40.

Pronunciation Training and Assessment 1-3

Hönig, Florian / Batliner, Anton / Weilhammer, Karl / Nöth, Elmar: "Islands of failure: employing word accent information for pronunciation quality assessment of English L2 learners", 41-44.

Harrison, Alissa M. / Lo, Wai-Kit / Qian, Xiao-Jun / Meng, Helen: "Implementation of an extended recognition network for mispronunciation detection and diagnosis in computer-assisted pronunciation training", 45-48.

Kanters, Sandra / Cucchiarini, Catia / Strik, Helmer: "The goodness of pronunciation algorithm: a detailed performance study", 49-52.

Wik, Preben / Escribano, David Lucas: "Say ‘aaaaa² interactive vowel practice for second language learning", 53-56.

Strik, Helmer / Cornillieb, Frederik / Colpaert, Jozef / Doremalen, Joost van / Cucchiarini, Catia: "Developing a CALL system for practicing oral proficiency: how to design for speech technology, pedagogy and learners", 73-76.

Mixdorff, Hansjörg / Külls, Daniel / Hussein, Hussein / Gong, Shu / Hu, Guoping / Wei, Si: "Towards a computer-aided pronunciation training system for German learners of Mandarin", 77-80.

Rodríguez, William Ricardo / Lleida, Eduardo: "Formant estimation in children²s speech and its application for a Spanish speech therapy tool", 81-84.

Cylwik, Natalia / Wagner, Agnieszka / Demenko, Grazyna: "The EURONOUNCE corpus of non-native Polish for ASR-based pronunciation tutoring system", 85-88.

Obari, Hiroyuki / Kojima, Hiroaki / Okumura, Machi / Yoshikawa, Masahiro / Itahashi, Shuichi: "Investigating the effectiveness of Prontest software to train English proficiency", 89-92.

Saz, Oscar / Rodríguez, Victoria / Lleida, Eduardo / Rodríguez, William Ricardo / Vaquero, Carlos: "An experience with a Spanish second language learning tool in a multilingual environment", 93-96.

Chen, Lei: "Audio quality issue for automatic speech assessment", 97-100.

Wang, Shizhen / Price, Patti / Lee, Yi-Hui / Alwan, Abeer: "Measuring children²s phonemic awareness through blending tasks", 101-104.

Duong, Minh / Mostow, Jack: "Detecting prosody improvement in oral rereading", 105-108.

Gruenstein, Alexander / McGraw, Ian / Sutherland, Andrew: "A self-transcribing speech corpus: collecting continuous speech with an online educational game", 109-112.

Creation and Assessment of Content For SLaTE

Xu, Yushi / Goldie, Anna / Seneff, Stephanie: "Automatic question generation and answer judging: a q&a game for language learning", 57-60.

Medero, Julie / Ostendorf, Mari: "Analysis of vocabulary difficulty using Wiktionary", 61-64.

Pino, Juan / Eskenazi, Maxine: "Semi-automatic generation of cloze question distractors effect of students² L1", 65-68.

Marujo, Luís / Lopes, José / Mamede, Nuno / Trancoso, Isabel / Pino, Juan / Eskenazi, Maxine / Baptista, Jorge / Viana, Céu: "Porting REAP to European Portuguese", 69-72.

Topics in SLaTE 1, 2

Demenko, Grazyna / Wagner, Agnieszka / Cylwik, Natalia / Jokisch, Oliver: "An audiovisual feedback system for acquiring L2 pronunciation and L2 prosody", 113-116.

Hincks, Rebecca / Edlund, Jens: "Using speech technology to promote increased pitch variation in oral presentations", 117-120.

Handley, Zöe / Sharples, Mike / Moore, Dave: "Training novel phonemic contrasts: a comparison of identification and oddity discrimination training", 121-124.

Wigmore, Angela M. / Hunter, Gordon J. A. / Pflügel, Eckhard / Denholm-Price, James: "Talkmaths : a speech user interface for dictating mathematical expressions into electronic documents", 125-128.

Liu, Liu / Mostow, Jack / Aist, Gregory: "Automated generation of example contexts for helping children learn vocabulary", 129-132.

Sim, Khe Chai: "Improving phone verification using state-level posterior features and support vector machine for automatic mispronunciation detection", 133-136.

Suzuki, Masayuki / Luo, Dean / Minematsu, Nobuaki / Hirose, Keikichi: "Improved structure-based automatic estimation of pronunciation proficiency", 137-140.

Aist, Gregory / Mostow, Jack: "Predictable and educational spoken dialogues: pilot results", 141-144.

Ingram, John / Mixdorff, Hansjörg / Kwon, Nahyun: "Voice morphing and the manipulation of intra-speaker and cross-speaker phonetic variation to create foreign accent continua: a perceptual study", 145-148.

Demonstrations 1, 2

Kawahara, Tatsuya / Wang, Hongcui / Tsubota, Yasushi / Dantsuji, Masatake: "Japanese CALL system based on dynamic question generation and error prediction for ASR" (abstract).

Luo, Dean / Minematsu, Nobuaki / Yamauchi, Yutaka: "Development of a CALL system to enhance ESL/EFL learners² skills of shadowing and reading aloud" (abstract).

Beilig, Michael: "Computer aided pronunciation training (CAPT) system "AZAR"" (abstract).

Valente, Andre / Johnson, W. Lewis: "Spoken dialog systems for learning foreign language communication skills" (abstract).

Wik, Preben: "Langofone - language learning in your pocket" (abstract).

Saz, Oscar / Rodríguez, William Ricardo / Lleida, Eduardo / Vaquero, Carlos: "COMUNICA: multilevel tools for Spanish CALL" (abstract).

Minematsu, Nobuaki / Suzuki, Masayuki: "Structure-based pronunciation assessment" (abstract).

Gruenstein, Alexander / McGraw, Ian / Sutherland, Andrew: "Voice race and voice scatter: online educational games for collecting orthographically-labeled speech data" (abstract).

Marujo, Luis / Lopes, Jose / Mamede, Nuno / Trancoso, Isabel / Pino, Juan / Eskenazi, Maxine / Baptista, Jorge / Viana, Ceu: "REAP.PT, a tutoring system for teaching Portuguese" (abstract).

Wang, Yow-Bang / Wang, Hsin-Min / Lee, Lin-Shan: "Virtual Chinese tutor (VCT) - a Chinese language pronunciation learning software" (abstract).

Hönig, Florian / Batliner, Anton / Weilhammer, Karl / Nöth, Elmar: "Automatic assessment of non-native prosody" (abstract).

Weilhammer, Karl / Oertel, Catharine / Siegemund, Robin / Sá, Ricardo / Batliner, Anton / Hönig, Florian / Nöth, Elmar: "A spoken dialog system for learners of English" (abstract).

Eskenazi, Maxine / Pelton, Gary: "CLIMB LEVEL 4 - teaching English for aviation safety" (abstract).