SLaTE 2015

Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education

Satellite Event of INTERSPEECH 2015, Leipzig, Germany, September 4–5, 2015

Technical Program

Download the SLaTE 2015 abstract book and the proceedings as a PDF file, or the corresponding BibTeX file:

Abstract Book   Proceedings   BibTeX  

The proceedings are published in the series "ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education".
ISSN: 2311-4975

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Thursday, September 3 Friday, September 4 Saturday, September 5

Friday, September 4, 2015

08:30 – 17:00

09:00 – 09:20

minus   Oral Session 1: Automatic Assessment (9:20 – 11:00)
09:20 – 09:40
How Many Speakers, How Many Texts – The Automatic Assessment of Non-native Prosody
Florian Hönig, Anton Batliner, Elmar Nöth
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09:40 – 10:00
Automatically Grading Learners’ English Using a Gaussian Process
Rogier C. van Dalen, Kate M. Knill, Mark J. F. Gales
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10:00 – 10:20
Automatic Scoring of Non-native Children’s Spoken Language Proficiency
Khairun-nisa Hassanali, Su-Youn Yoon, Lei Chen
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10:20 – 10:40
Automatic Prediction of Intelligibility of English Words Spoken with Japanese Accents – Comparative Study of Features and Models Used for Prediction
Teeraphon Pongkittiphan, Nobuaki Minematsu, Takehiko Makino, Daisuke Saito, Keikichi Hirose
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10:40 – 11:00
Word-level F0 Modeling in the Automated Assessment of Non-native Read Speech
Xinhao Wang, Keelan Evanini, Su-Youn Yoon
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11:00 – 11:20
Coffee Break

11:20 – 12:30
minus   Poster Session 1: From Pronunciation to Conversation
Towards a Conversational Expert System for Rhetorical and Vocal Quality Assessment in Call Center Talks
Mathias Walther, Baldur Neuber, Oliver Jokisch, Taïeb Mellouli
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Corpus-based Pronunciation Variation Rule Analysis for Singapore English
Wenda Chen, Nancy F. Chen, Boon Pang Lim, Bin Ma
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Declarative and Interrogative Mandarin Intonation by Native Speakers and Cantonese L2 Learners
Wentao Gu, Lei Liu
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ClassTranscribe: a New Tool with New Educational Opportunities for Student Crowdsourced College Lecture Transcription
Jia Chen Ren, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Lawrence Angrave
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Detection of Phone Boundaries for Non-native Speech Using French-German Models
Dominique Fohr, Odile Mella
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11:20 – 12:30
Satellite of Satellite: L1 Teaching, Learning, and Technology (poster presentations)

12:30 – 12:45
Short Round-Table & Announcements

12:45 – 14:00
Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00
minus   Show & Tell Session
An Open Platform that Allows Non-expert Users to Build and Deploy Speech-enabled Online CALL Courses
Manny Rayner, Claudia Baur, Pierrette Bouillon, Cathy Chua, Nikos Tsourakis
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A CAPT Tool for Training and Research on Lexical Stress Errors in German
Anjana Sofia Vakil
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Pinpointing the Difference – Visual Comparison of Non-native Speaker Groups
Florian Hönig, Sebastian Wankerl, Anton Batliner, Elmar Nöth
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Development of a Prosodic Reading Tutor of Japanese – Effective Use of TTS and F0 Contour Modeling Techniques for CALL
Nobuaki Minematsu, Hiroya Hashimoto, Hiroko Hirano, Daisuke Saito
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Massive Pronunciation Training via Mobile Applications
Hui Lin
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Lingunia World of Learning
Karina Matthes, Rico Petrick, Horst-Udo Hain
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14:00 – 15:00
Satellite of Satellite: L1 Teaching, Learning, and Technology (demo)

15:00 – 15:20
Coffee Break

minus   Oral Session 2: Assessment and Practice (15:20 – 17:00)
15:20 – 15:40
Automatic Classification of Lexical Stress Errors for German CAPT
Anjana Sofia Vakil, Jürgen Trouvain
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15:40 – 16:00
Self-imitation in Prosody Training: a Study on Japanese Learners of Italian
Elisa Pellegrino, Debora Vigliano
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16:00 – 16:20
Using Karaoke to Enhance Reading While Listening: Impact on Word Memorization and Eye Movements
Emilie Gerbier, Gérard Bailly, Marie-Line Bosse
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16:20 – 16:40
ASR Technology to Empower Partial and Synchronized Caption for L2 Listening Development
Maryam Sadat Mirzaei, Tatsuya Kawahara
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16:40 – 17:00
An Improved DNN-based Approach to Mispronunciation Detection and Diagnosis of L2 Learners’ Speech
Wenping Hu, Yao Qian, Frank K. Soong
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18:20 – 19:30
Guided Tour – historic center of Leipzig
Meeting point: fountain "Mendebrunnen" in front of Gewandhaus (concert hall)
Take Tram 10 or 11 from the workshop venue (station "Connewitz Kreuz") to station "Augustusplatz" (7 stations, 12 min.)
19:30 – 22:00
Workshop Banquet at Ratskeller Leipzig (cellar of town hall in Lotter Street 1, 04109 Leipzig)
The guided tour will end at Ratskeller. Otherwise take Tram 9 or Bus 89 to station "Neues Rathaus" (13 min. from venue) or Tram 10/11 to "Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz" (10 min. from venue), respectively.

Supported by ISCA