Automatic Accent Assessment Using Phonetic Mismatch and Human Perception

@article{William2013AutomaticAA,
  title={Automatic Accent Assessment Using Phonetic Mismatch and Human Perception},
  author={Freddy William and Abhijeet Sangwan and John H. L. Hansen},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing},
  year={2013},
  volume={21},
  pages={1818-1829}
}
In this study, a new algorithm for automatic accent evaluation of native and non-native speakers is presented. The proposed system consists of two main steps: alignment and scoring. In the alignment step, the speech utterance is processed using a Weighted Finite State Transducer (WFST) based technique to automatically estimate the pronunciation mismatches (substitutions, deletions, and insertions). Subsequently, in the scoring step, two scoring systems which utilize the pronunciation mismatches… CONTINUE READING
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