Pronunciation instruction using CG animation based on articulatory features

Yurie Iribe, Takuro Mori, Kouichi Katsurada, Tsuneo Nitta

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Abstract

We describe a pronunciation instruction system that dynamically generates CG animations to express the pronunciation from speech based on articulatory features. Specifically, the system displays the results of phoneme recognition and animation of the pronunciation movements of both the learner and teacher from their speech in order to show in what way the learner's pronunciation is wrong. Learners can thus understand their wrong pronunciation and the correct pronunciation method through specific pronunciation animations. Experiments confirmed the effectiveness of the animations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationEnhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010
Pages501-508
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 29 Nov 20103 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period29/11/103/12/10

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Keywords

  • Animation
  • Articulatory feature
  • Pronunciation instruction
  • Speech recognition

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Iribe, Y., Mori, T., Katsurada, K., & Nitta, T. (2010). Pronunciation instruction using CG animation based on articulatory features. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010 (pp. 501-508). (Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010).