Development of English Speech Database Read by Japanese to Support CALL Research

  title={Development of English Speech Database Read by Japanese to Support CALL Research},
  author={Nobuaki Minematsu and Yoshihiro Tomiyama and Kei Yoshimoto and Katsumasa Shimizu and Seiichi Nakagawa and Masatake Dantsuji and Shozo Makino},
This paper describes development of ERJ (English Read by Japanese) database, which is designed to support CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) research. The DB is divided into two parts, English read by Japanese and that by Americans with the same reading sheets in both. The reading material is composed of four sections, prosodic/phonetic × sentence/word sections. 202 Japanese students were randomly selected from various universities all over Japan and they were requested to repeat… CONTINUE READING
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