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dc.contributor.author Badenhorst, JAC
dc.contributor.author Van Niekerk, DR
dc.contributor.author Barnard, E
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-03T09:12:30Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-03T09:12:30Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11
dc.identifier.citation Badenhorst, JAC, Van Niekerk, DR and Bernard, E.2006. Automatic systems for assistance in improving pronunciations. 17th Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, Parys, South Africa, 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2006 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/873
dc.description.abstract Improving the pronunciations of non-native language learners is an important task in a multilingual society. We focus on segmental aspects of pronunciation, and investigate the design of automated assistants that can be used to improve (1) the articulation of phones and (2) the production of tone. Initial experiments investigated phone productions in English by speakers of Nguni languages, and the tone of English speakers when producing speech in an Nguni language. Our initial results are promising, and point to the improvements that are required to develop a practical system. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Pronunciations en
dc.subject Tone production en
dc.subject Acoustic score en
dc.subject Tone classification en
dc.title Automatic systems for assistance in improving pronunciations en
dc.type Article en


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