Article | Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012 | A web-deployed Swedish spoken CALL system based on a large shared English/Swedish feature grammar

Title:
A web-deployed Swedish spoken CALL system based on a large shared English/Swedish feature grammar
Author:
Manny Rayner: University of Geneva, FTI/TIM, Switzerland Johanna Gerlach: University of Geneva, FTI/TIM, Switzerland Marianne Starlander: University of Geneva, FTI/TIM, Switzerland Nikos Tsourakis: University of Geneva, FTI/TIM, Switzerland Anita Kruckenberg: Royal College of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden Robert Eklund: Link√∂ping University, Sweden Arne Jönsson: Link√∂ping University, Sweden Anita McAllister: Link√∂ping University, Sweden Cathy Chua: Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
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Year:
2012
Conference:
Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012
Issue:
080
Article no.:
005
Pages:
35-44
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-11-12
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


We describe a Swedish version of CALL-SLT; a web-deployed CALL system that allows beginner/ intermediate students to practise generative spoken language skills. Speech recognition is grammar-based; with language models derived; using the Regulus platform; from substantial domain-independent feature grammars. The paper focusses on the Swedish grammar resources; which were developed by generalising the existing English feature grammar into a shared grammar for English and Swedish. It turns out that this can be done very economically: all but a handful of rules and features are shared; and English grammar essentially ends up being treated as a reduced form of Swedish. We conclude by presenting a simple evaluation which compares the Swedish and French versions of CALL-SLT.

Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012

Author:
Manny Rayner, Johanna Gerlach, Marianne Starlander, Nikos Tsourakis, Anita Kruckenberg, Robert Eklund, Arne Jönsson, Anita McAllister, Cathy Chua
Title:
A web-deployed Swedish spoken CALL system based on a large shared English/Swedish feature grammar
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Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012

Author:
Manny Rayner, Johanna Gerlach, Marianne Starlander, Nikos Tsourakis, Anita Kruckenberg, Robert Eklund, Arne Jönsson, Anita McAllister, Cathy Chua
Title:
A web-deployed Swedish spoken CALL system based on a large shared English/Swedish feature grammar
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