SLaTE 2015 - Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education

Leipzig, Germany
September 4-5, 2015

Bibliographic Reference

[SLaTE-2015] SLaTE 2015 - Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education, Leipzig, Germany, September 4-5, 2015, ed. by Stefan Steidl, Anton Batliner, and Oliver Jokisch; ISCA Archive,

Introduction to the Workshop

Author Index and Quick Access to Abstracts

Alharbi   Angrave   Bailly   Batliner (1)   Batliner (187)   Baur (83)   Baur (113)   Baur (183)   Berkling   Bhat   Bonneau (107)   Bonneau (143)   Bosse   Bouillon (113)   Bouillon (183)   Cámara Arenas   Cardeñoso Payo   Chen, Lei   Chen, Nancy F.   Chen, Wenda   Chua (83)   Chua (113)   Chua (183)   Chung   Cucchiarini (77)   Cucchiarini (137)   van Dalen   van Doremalen   Escudero Mancebo   Evanini   Fohr (143)   Fohr (181)   Fringi   Gales   Ganzeboom   Gerbier   González Ferreras   Gu   Hain, Horst-Udo   Hain, Thomas   Hasegawa-Johnson   Hashimoto   Hassanali   Hirano   Hirose   Hönig (1)   Hönig (187)   Hong   Hu   Jokisch   Jouvet   Kang   Kawahara   Klop   Knill   Laprie   Lavalley   Lehman   Li, Kun   Li, Shang-Wen   Lim   Lin   Liu, Lei   Liu, Pengfei   Ma   Makino   Marais   Matthes   Mella (143)   Mella (181)   Mellouli   Meng   Minematsu (19)   Minematsu (189)   Mirzaei   Möbius   Na   Napolitano   Neuber   Ng   Ní Chasaide   Ní Chiaráin   Nöth (1)   Nöth (187)   Palumbo   Pellegrino   Petrick   Pflaumer   Pongkittiphan   Qian, Xiaojun   Qian, Yao   Raj   Rayner (83)   Rayner (113)   Rayner (183)   Raza   Ren   Rosenfeld   Russell   Saito (19)   Saito (189)   Soong   Strik (77)   Strik (137)   Tejedor García   Trouvain (47)   Trouvain (107)   Tsourakis (83)   Tsourakis (113)   Tsourakis (183)   Vakil (47)   Vakil (185)   Vigliano   Walther   Wang   Wankerl   de Wet (137)   de Wet (173)   Wolfe   Yang   Yoon (13)   Yoon (23)   Yoon (89)   Zimmerer   Zue  

Names written in boldface refer to first authors. Full papers can be accessed from the abstracts. Please note that each abstract opens in a separate window.

Table of Contents and Access to Abstracts

Automatic Assessment

Hönig, Florian / Batliner, Anton / Nöth, Elmar: "How many speakers, how many texts – the automatic assessment of non-native prosody", 1-6.

Dalen, Rogier C. van / Knill, Kate M. / Gales, Mark J. F.: "Automatically grading learners’ English using a Gaussian process", 7-12.

Hassanali, Khairun-nisa / Yoon, Su-Youn / Chen, Lei: "Automatic scoring of non-native children’s spoken language proficiency", 13-18.

Pongkittiphan, Teeraphon / Minematsu, Nobuaki / Makino, Takehiko / Saito, Daisuke / Hirose, Keikichi: "Automatic prediction of intelligibility of English words spoken with Japanese accents – comparative study of features and models used for prediction", 19-22.

Wang, Xinhao / Evanini, Keelan / Yoon, Su-Youn: "Word-level F0 modeling in the automated assessment of non-native read speech", 23-27.

From Pronunciation to Conversation

Walther, Mathias / Neuber, Baldur / Jokisch, Oliver / Mellouli, Taïeb: "Towards a conversational expert system for rhetorical and vocal quality assessment in call center talks", 29-34.

Chen, Wenda / Chen, Nancy F. / Lim, Boon Pang / Ma, Bin: "Corpus-based pronunciation variation rule analysis for singapore English", 35-40.

Gu, Wentao / Liu, Lei: "Declarative and interrogative Mandarin intonation by native speakers and Cantonese L2 learners", 41-46.

Ren, Jia Chen / Hasegawa-Johnson, Mark / Angrave, Lawrence: "Classtranscribe: a new tool with new educational opportunities for student crowdsourced college lecture transcription", 179-180.

Fohr, Dominique / Mella, Odile: "Detection of phone boundaries for non-native speech using French-German models", 181-182.

Demo Session

Rayner, Manny / Baur, Claudia / Bouillon, Pierrette / Chua, Cathy / Tsourakis, Nikos: "An open platform that allows non-expert users to build and deploy speech-enabled online CALL courses", 183.

Vakil, Anjana Sofia: "A CAPT tool for training and research on lexical stress errors in German", 185.

Hönig, Florian / Wankerl, Sebastian / Batliner, Anton / Nöth, Elmar: "Pinpointing the difference – visual comparison of non-native speaker groups", 187.

Minematsu, Nobuaki / Hashimoto, Hiroya / Hirano, Hiroko / Saito, Daisuke: "Development of a prosodic reading tutor of Japanese – effective use of TTS and F0 contour modeling techniques for CALL", 189.

Lin, Hui: "Massive pronunciation training via mobile applications", 191.

Matthes, Karina / Petrick, Rico / Hain, Horst-Udo: "Lingunia world of learning", 193.

Assessment and Practice

Vakil, Anjana Sofia / Trouvain, Jürgen: "Automatic classification of lexical stress errors for German CAPT", 47-52.

Pellegrino, Elisa / Vigliano, Debora: "Self-imitation in prosody training: a study on Japanese learners of Italian", 53-57.

Gerbier, Emilie / Bailly, Gérard / Bosse, Marie-Line: "Using Karaoke to enhance reading while listening: impact on word memorization and eye movements", 59-64.

Mirzaei, Maryam Sadat / Kawahara, Tatsuya: "ASR technology to empower partial and synchronized caption for L2 listening development", 65-70.

Hu, Wenping / Qian, Yao / Soong, Frank K.: "An improved DNN-based approach to mispronunciation detection and diagnosis of L2 learners’ speech", 71-76.


Cucchiarini, Catia / Ganzeboom, Mario / Doremalen, Joost van / Strik, Helmer: "Becoming literate while learning a second language – practicing reading aloud", 77-82.

Rayner, Manny / Baur, Claudia / Chua, Cathy / Tsourakis, Nikos: "Supervised learning of response grammars in a spoken call system", 83-88.

Bhat, Suma / Yoon, Su-Youn / Napolitano, Diane: "Automatic detection of grammatical structures from non-native speech", 89-94.

Pronunciation Analysis

Yang, Seung Hee / Na, Minsoo / Chung, Minhwa: "Modeling pronunciation variations for non-native speech recognition of Korean produced by Chinese learners", 95-99.

Fringi, Eva / Lehman, Jill Fain / Russell, Martin: "Analysis of phone errors in computer recognition of children’s speech", 101-105.

Jouvet, Denis / Bonneau, Anne / Trouvain, Jürgen / Zimmerer, Frank / Laprie, Yves / Möbius, Bernd: "Analysis of phone confusion matrices in a manually annotated French-German learner corpus", 107-112.

From Phones to Serious Games

Rayner, Manny / Baur, Claudia / Bouillon, Pierrette / Chua, Cathy / Tsourakis, Nikos: "Helping non-expert users develop online spoken CALL courses", 113-118.

Li, Kun / Qian, Xiaojun / Kang, Shiying / Liu, Pengfei / Meng, Helen: "Integrating acoustic and state-transition models for free phone recognition in L2 English speech using multi-distribution deep neural networks", 119-124.

Escudero Mancebo, David / Cámara Arenas, Enrique / Tejedor García, Cristian / González Ferreras, César / Cardeñoso Payo, Valentín: "Implementation and test of a serious game based on minimal pairs for pronunciation training", 125-130.

Wolfe, Nikolas / Hong, Juneki / Raza, Agha Ali / Raj, Bhiksha / Rosenfeld, Roni: "Rapid development of public health education systems in low-literacy multilingual environments: combating ebola through voice messaging", 131-136.

Strik, Helmer / Palumbo, Luigi / Wet, Febe de / Cucchiarini, Catia: "Web-based mini-games for language learning that support spoken interaction", 137-142.

Mella, Odile / Fohr, Dominique / Bonneau, Anne: "Inter-annotator agreement for a speech corpus pronounced by French and German language learners", 143-147.

Ní Chiaráin, Neasa / Ní Chasaide, Ailbhe: "Evaluating synthetic speech in an Irish CALL application: influences of predisposition and of the holistic environment", 149-154.

Li, Shang-Wen / Zue, Victor: "Linking MOOC courseware to accommodate diverse learner backgrounds", 155-160.


Alharbi, Ghada / Ng, Raymond W. M. / Hain, Thomas: "Annotating meta-discourse in academic lectures from different disciplines", 161-166.

Berkling, Kay / Pflaumer, Nadine / Lavalley, Rémi: "German phonics game using speech synthesis – a longitudinal study about the effect on orthography skills", 167-172.

Wet, Febe de / Marais, Laurette / Klop, Daleen: "Text-to-speech enhanced ebooks for emerging literacy development", 173-177.