Language resources and CALL applications : speech data and speech technology in the DISCO project
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Paris :European language resources assoc-elra
LREC 2010 - SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND EVALUATION
7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), MAY 17-23, 2010, Valletta, MALTA
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University of Antwerp
The current paper deals with the relation between language resources and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) systems: language resources are essential in the development of CALL applications, during the development of the system resources are created, and finally the CALL system itself can be used to generate additional resources that are useful for research and development of new (CALL) systems. We focus on the system developed in the project DISCO (Development and Integration of Speech technology into COurseware for language learning): we describe the language resources employed for developing the DISCO system and present the DISCO system paying attention to the design, the automatic speech recognition modules, and the resources produced within the project. Finally, we discuss how additional language resources can be generated through the DISCO system.