Design and Analysis of a Database to Evaluate Children's Reading Aloud Performance

  title={Design and Analysis of a Database to Evaluate Children's Reading Aloud Performance},
  author={Jorge Proença and Dirce Celorico and Carla Lopes and Jos{\'e} Miguel Salles Dias and Michael Tjalve and Andreas Stolcke and Sara Candeias and Fernando Perdig{\~a}o},
To evaluate the reading performance of children, human assessment is usually involved, where a teacher or tutor has to take time to individually estimate the performance in terms of fluency (speed, accuracy and expression). Automatic estimation of reading ability can be an important alternative or complement to the usual methods, and can improve other applications such as e-learning. Techniques must be developed to analyse audio recordings of read utterances by children and detect the… 
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