EduSpeak®: A speech recognition and pronunciation scoring toolkit for computer-aided language learning applications

July 2010
Language Testing;Jul2010, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p401
Academic Journal
The article discusses the EduSpeak System, a software development toolkit developed by SRI International that facilitates speech recognition and pronunciation scoring technology. The latter allows a computer to provide feedback on the quality of the user's pronunciation. The authors evaluated mispronunciation detection in 206 common sentences by the same number of nonnative speakers according to phonetically transcribed databases of 130,000 phones.


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