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Aim: Rapidly test and improve an early-stage pronunciation learning system called MySpeech by: • Testing of human-computer interaction (HCI) model and feedback messages sent to the user. • Evaluation of overall user satisfaction with the pronunciation learning service. • Collection of data that can be used to improve the HCI and to personalise the system to(More)
This paper presents a method to introduce the notion of a student selected difficulty level for the task of pronunciation learning of a second language. Three difficulty levels, novice, acceptable and native, are constructed using a tri-/bi-and uni-gram language model each using a specific set of broad phonetic groups determined using underspecification.(More)
—This paper presents a novel approach to language identification (LID) which is unique n-phone ranking (UnPR) calculated from p-best phone recogniser outputs. The idea underlying this approach is to create a list consisting of a set of unique n-phones considered to be the approximate identity of a certain language. Thus, every language in the target set has(More)
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