Keywords speech recognition, speech synthesis, language training, phonetic analysis
Start Date: 01-SEP-90 / Duration: 25 months
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The SPELL project is a feasibility study for the use of speech recognition, synthesis and modification technology in computer-aided learning of languages.
In this study, existing technologies developed for speech recognition and computer-synthesis of speech would be complemented and tested in the context of the teaching of foreign languages. The languages involved are English, French and Italian.
A demonstrator was produced at the end of the project, which shows the promise of speech technology for helping intermediate-level students improving their pronunciation of a foreign language. The prototype includes modules for teaching the correct pronunciation of vowels, and the correct rythm and intonation. The prototype was shown to a number of experts in the language teaching field. Directions for further work include:
The directions for further work are being addressed in the successor project SPELL II 7153, where links are established for the commercial exploitation of the resulting system.
Mr Jean-Paul Lefevre
c/o AGORA CONSEIL
185, hameau du Chateau
F - 38360 SASSENAGE
tel: + 33/ 76-264265
fax: + 33/ 76-531639
OROS SA - F - C
TECNOPOLIS CSATA NOVUS ORTUS - I - P
CENTRE FOR SPEECH TECHNOLOGY
RESEARCH - UK - P
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI
ROMA LA SAPIENZA - I - P
ALCATEL FACE STANDARD SPA - I - P
SPELL - 5192, December 1993
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