SLaTE 2011 program

Wednesday August 24th 2011

8:30 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 9:45 Opening session
9:45 - 11:00

Oral Session - Language games
Chair: Martin Russell

  1. An Agent Based Competitive Translation Game for Second Language Learning.pdf
    Wang Ling, Isabel Trancoso, Rui Prada
  2. Listening Comprehension Games for Portuguese: exploring the best features.pdf
    Rui Correia, Thomas Pellegrini, Maxine Eskenazi, Isabel Trancoso, Jorge Baptista, Nuno Mamede
  3. Generation of Educational Content through Gameplay.pdf
    Adam Skory, Maxine Eskenazi
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:45

Oral Session - Reading and literacy
Chair: Febe de Wet

  1. Evaluating a Text-to-Scene Generation System as an Aid to Literacy. pdf
    Bob Coyne, Cecilia Schudel, Michael Bitz, and Julia Hirschberg
  2. Evaluating Tracking Accuracy of an Automatic Reading Tutor.pdf
    Morten Højfeldt Rasmussen, Jack Mostow, Zheng-Hua Tan, Børge Lindberg, Yuanpeng Li
  3. Combining Acoustic and Language Model Miscue Detection Methods for Dyslexic Read Speech. pdf
    Morten Højfeldt Rasmussen, Børge Lindberg, Zheng-Hua Tan
12:45 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:30

Oral Session - Speech synthesis
Chair: Maxime Eskenazi

  1. Using Speech Synthesis to Simulate an Interlanguage and Learn the Italian Lexicon. pdf
    Rodolfo Delmonte, Francesco Stiffoni
  2. Towards Personalised, Synthesis-based Content in Irish (Gaelic) Language Education. pdf
    Ailbhe Ní Chasaide, Neasa Ní Chiaráin, Christoph Wendler, Harald Berthelsen, Amelia Kelly,
    Emer Gilmartin, Elaine Ní Dhonnchadha, Christer Gobl
  3. Poster pitch (8 x 3 min.)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30

Poster Session - Spoken language

  1. A Student-Centred Evaluation of a Web-Based Spoken Translation Game. pdf
    Pierrette Bouillon, Manny Rayner, Nikos Tsourakis, Qinglu Zhang
  2. Introducing Difficulty-Levels in Pronunciation Learning. pdf
    Mark Kane, Joao Cabral, Amalia Zahra and Julie Carson-Berndsen
  3. Reliability of non-native speech automatic segmentation for prosodic feedback. pdf
    Larbi Mesbahi, Denis Jouvet, Anne Bonneau, Dominique Fohr, Irina Ilina, Yves Laprie
  4. Rule-based Method for Pitch Level Classification for a Japanese Pitch Accent CALL System. pdf
    Greg Short, Keikichi Hirose, Nobuaki Minematsu
  5. Using an Ensemble of Classifiers for Mispronunciation Feedback. pdf
    Gopal Ananthakrishnan, Preben Wik, Olov Engwall, Sherif Abdou
  6. English language learning activity using spoken language and intelligent computer-assisted
    technologies. pdf
    Maria Fuentes, Meritxell Gonzalez
  7. Assessing the Effect of Type-written Form-focused Dialogues on Spoken Language Fluency. pdf
    Magdalena Wolska, Sabrina Wilske
  8. Improving transcription agreement of non-native English speech corpus transcribed by non-natives. pdf
    Hyuksu Ryu, Kyuwhan Lee, Sunhee Kim, Minhwa Chung
20:30 - 22:30 Concert

Thursday August 25th 2011

8:30 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 10:45

Session - Written text
Chair: Abeer Alwan

  1. Speech Technology-based Framework for Quantitative Analysis of German Spelling Errors in Freely Composed Children’s Texts.pdf
    Kay Berkling, Johanna Fay, Sebastian Stuker
  2. Identifying Targets for Syntactic Simplification. pdf
    Julie Medero, Mari Ostendorf
  3. Poster pitch (8 x 3 min.)
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:45

Poster Session - CALL

  1. A Generic Framework for Building Dialogue Games for Language Learning: Application in the
    Flight Domain.pdf
    Yushi Xu, Stephanie Seneff
  2. Evaluation of a Mobile Language Learning System Using Language-Neutral Prompts. pdf
    Nikos Tsourakis, Manny Rayner, Pierrette Bouillon
  3. A method for predicting stressed words in English Jazz Chants. pdf
    Ryo Nagata, Toshiaki Marueki, Kotaro Funakoshi, Tatsuya Kitamura, Mikio Nakano
  4. Effects of Language Learning Game on Korean Elementary School Students. pdf
    Kyusong Lee, Soo-Ok Kweon, Sungjin Lee, Hyungjong Noh, Gary Geunbae Lee
  5. Semi-automatic Test Generation for Tandem Learning. pdf
    Manfred Klenner, Simon Clematide, Michi Amsler
  6. Automatic Assessment of American English Lexical Stress using Machine Learning Algorithms. pdf
    Yeon-Jun Kim, Mark C. Beutnagel
  7. Optimization of a Tutoring System from a Fixed Set of Data. pdf
    Olivier Pietquin, Lucie Daubigney, Matthieu Geist
  8. A Vocabulary Acquisition Framework using Audio Books. pdf
    Meena Vundela, Swetha A.V.S.L.G and Kishore Prahallad
12:45 - 14:15 Lunch
14:30 - 16:10

Oral Session - Spoken language
Chair: Anton Batliner

  1. Readability index as a design criterion for elicited imitation tasks in automatic oral proficiency assessment. pdf
    Febe de Wet, Pieter Muller, Christa van der Walt & Thomas Niesler
  2. Improving ASR processing of ungrammatical utterances through grammatical error modeling. pdf
    Helmer Strik, Joost van Doremalen, Janneke van de Loo, Catia Cucchiarini
  3. Feedback in an ASR-based CALL system for L2 syntax: A feasibility study. pdf
    Stephen Bodnar, Bart Penning de Vries, Catia Cucchiarini, Helmer Strik, Roeland van Hout
  4. For A Fistful Of Dollars: Using Crowd-Sourcing To Evaluate A Spoken Language CALL Application. pdf
    Manny Rayner, Ian Frank, Cathy Chua, Nikos Tsourakis, Pierrette Bouillon
16:10 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30

Demo Session 1

  1. Jidou Eiken Online Version: Using Automatic Speech Recognition to Motivate Young Leaners of English to Speak.
    Ed Whittaker, Teruyuki Honda
  2. CASEC-WT: An Automatic Writing Tutor for Japanese learners of English
    Ed Whittaker, Mikko Vilenius, Shinya Sano, Ryo Nagata.
  3. Integrated, interactive, and visualized teaching of writing and grammar: Prototypes of two ICALL tools.
    Karin Harbusch, Gerard Kempen
  4. An Agent Based Competitive Translation Game for Second Language Learning.
    Isabel Trancoso, Wang Ling, Rui Prada
  5. Listening Comprehension Games for European Portuguese.
    Thomas Pellegrini and Rui Correia
  6. A French liaison learning system using TTS for Japanese students.
    Josafá de Jesus Aguiar Pontes and Sadaoki Furui
  7. CALL at CLST
    Steve Bodnar, Catia Cucchiarini, Helmer Strik
19.00 - 20.00 Boat Trip to Burano
20.00 - 22.30 Banquet

Friday August 26th 2011

8:30 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 11:10

Oral Session - Pronunciation
Chair: Mariko Kondo

  1. Identifying Confusable Contexts for Automatic Generation of Activities in Second Language Pronunciation Training. pdf
    Oscar Saz, Maxine Eskenazi
  2. Statistical Machine Translation Framework for Modeling Phonological Errors in Computer
    Assisted Pronunciation Training System. pdf
    Theban Stanley, Kadri Hacioglu, Bryan Pellom
  3. Acoustic Analysis of Postvocalic /l/ in Chinese Learners of German in the Context of an Overall
    Perception Experiment. pdf
    Oliver Jokisch, Hongwei Ding, Rüdiger Hoffmann
  4. Dealing with L1 background and L2 dialects in Norwegian CAPT. pdf
    Olaf Husby, Åsta Øvregaard, Preben Wik, Øyvind Bech, Egil Albertsen, Sissel Nefzaoui, Eli
    Skarpnes, Jacques Koreman
11:10 - 11:40 Coffee Break
11:40 - 12:30

Oral Session - L2 Speech annotation
Chair: Isabel Troncoso

  1. How Many Labellers Revisited – Naıves, Experts, and Real Experts. pdf
    Florian Hönig, Anton Batliner, Elmar Nöth
  2. Analysis of L2 English Speech Corpus by Automatic Phoneme Alignment. pdf
    Hajime Tsubaki, Mariko Kondo
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:15

Oral Session - Prosody
Chair: Jacques Koreman

  1. Comparison of Native and Non-native Evaluations of the Naturalness of Japanese Words with Prosody Modified through Voice Morphing. pdf
    Shuhei Kato, Greg Short, Nobuaki Minematsu, Chiharu Tsurutani, Keikichi Hirose
  2. Mandarin Tone Perception and Production by German Learners. pdf
    Hussein Hussein, Hue San Do, Hansjörg Mixdorff, Hongwei Ding, Qianyong Gao, Guoping Hue, Si Wei and Zhao Chao
  3. What visual feedback should a reading tutor give children on their oral reading prosody? pdf
    Sunayana Sitaram, Jack Mostow, Yuanpeng Li, Anders Weinstein, David Yen, Joe Valeri
15:15 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00

Demo Session 2

  1. A Computer-Aided Pronunciation Training System for German Learners of Mandarin.
    Hussein Hussein, Hansjörg Mixdorff, Marijo Mateljan, Hue San Do, Qianyong Gao, Guoping Hue, Si Wei and Zhao Chao
  2. Toward a real-time and speaker-adapted system of visual articulatory feedback.
    Thomas Hueber, Pierre Badin, Atef Ben Youssef, Gérard Bailly, Frédéric Elisei
  3. Versant Professional Test: a four skill automated scoring system in English
    Jian Cheng
  4. Wizard Of Oz Tool for Spoken Dialog-base Lanugage Learning game
    Kyusong Lee, Jinsik Lee, Jonghoon Lee, Hae-Ri Kim, Gary Geunbae Lee
  5. CALL-SLT: An Automatic Speech-Enabled Conversation Partner On The Web
    Manny Rayner, Pierrette Bouillon, Nikos Tsourakis, Johanna Gerlach, Claudia Baur, Sonia Halimi, Matthew Fuchs, Ian Frank, Cathy Chua
  6. WinPitchW7 LTL, an innovative software tool for computer assisted language learning.
    Philippe Martin
  7. dod - Dialogue of the Day
    Florian Hönig and Anton Batliner
17:00 - 18:00

Closing Session

SLaTE assembly

18:00 - 18:15 Farewell and End of Workshop