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

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

Responses to Ville: A virtual language teacher for Swedish

Preben Wik (1), Rebecca Hincks (2), Julia Hirschberg (3)

(1) Centre for Speech Technology, CSC, KTH, Sweden
(2) The Unit for Language and Communication, CSC, KTH, Sweden
(3) Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, USA

A series of novel capabilities have been designed to extend the repertoire of Ville, a virtual language teacher for Swedish, created at the Centre for Speech technology at KTH. These capabilities were tested by twenty-seven language students at KTH. This paper reports on qualitative surveys and quantitative performance from these sessions which suggest some general lessons for automated language training.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wik, Preben / Hincks, Rebecca / Hirschberg, Julia (2009): "Responses to Ville: a virtual language teacher for Swedish", In SLaTE-2009, 9-12.