KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, 6-8 June, 2012
The aim of this symposium is to bring together academia and industry within the field of Computer Assisted Pronunciation Training. That is, on the one hand, researchers working on methods to create and evaluate algorithms for automatic detection and analysis of language learners' pronunciation errors and, on the other, representatives from companies marketing language learning software. The goal is to reach a common understanding of the current state-of-the-art in pronunciation error analysis and identifying needs and paths for future research.
The invited speakers will give presentations focusing on overviews of automatic pronunciation detection methods in commercial applications and research projects, ongoing development of pronunciation analysis algorithms, and the pedagogical or pragmatic needs in future development (follow the links for key-note speaker abstracts and bios).
- Lewis Johnson, Chief scientist at Alelo Inc.
- Bryan Pellom, Vice President, Speech Development at Rosetta Stone
- Horacio Franco, Speech Technology & Research Laboratory SRI International
- Gary Pelton, VP Carnegie Speech
- Helmer Strik, Radboud University Nijmegen
- Jack Mostow, Carnegie Mellon University
- Silke Witt-Ehsani, Vice President, Speech Solutions, Fluential Inc
- Florian Hoenig, University of Erlangen
IS ADEPT is endorsed by
the ISCA Special Interest Group on Speech and Language Technologies in Education.
the Arabic Language Technology Center