ISCA International Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2011)

Venice, Italy
August 24-26, 2011

A Vocabulary Acquisition Framework using Audio Books

Meena Vundela, Swetha A.V.S.L.G, Kishore Prahallad

International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India

In this paper, we describe a framework for vocabulary acquisition using audio books. The proposed framework performs automatic alignment of text and large speech files in audio books. This enables highlighting of words and sentences during voice over. The proposed framework can be easily extended to a large number of audio books. We evaluate this framework on a set of subjects between the age of 7-13 years, and demonstrate the effectiveness of such framework for vocabulary acquisition.
Index Terms. Audio books, Incidental vocabulary acquisition

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Bibliographic reference.  Vundela, Meena / A.V.S.L.G, Swetha / Prahallad, Kishore (2011): "A vocabulary acquisition framework using audio books", In SLaTE-2011, 101-104.