SIAK — A Game for Foreign Language Pronunciation Learning

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2017-08
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en
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3429-3430
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Proceedings of Interspeech 2017, Interspeech: Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association
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We introduce a digital game for children’s foreign-language learning that uses automatic speech recognition (ASR) for evaluating children’s utterances. Our first prototype focuses on the learning of English words and their pronunciation. The game connects to a network server, which handles the recognition and pronunciation grading of children’s foreign-language speech. The server is reusable for different applications. Given suitable acoustic models, it can be used for grading pronunciations in any language.
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pronunciation grading, language learning, phonetics, speech analysis
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Karhila, R, Ylinen, S, Enarvi, S, Palomäki, K, Nikulin, A, Rantula, O, Viitanen, V, Dhinakaran, K, Smolander, A-R, Kallio, H, Junttila, K, Uther, M, Hämäläinen, P & Kurimo, M 2017, SIAK — A Game for Foreign Language Pronunciation Learning . in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH . vol. 2017-August, Interspeech: Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), pp. 3429-3430, Interspeech, Stockholm, Sweden, 20/08/2017 . < http://www.isca-speech.org/archive/Interspeech_2017/pdfs/2046.PDF >