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PRONUNCIATION VERIFICATION OF CHILDREN'S SPEECH FOR AUTOMATIC LITERACY ASSESSMENT
 

Summary: PRONUNCIATION VERIFICATION OF CHILDREN'S SPEECH
FOR AUTOMATIC LITERACY ASSESSMENT
Joseph Tepperman1
, Jorge Silva1
, Abe Kazemzadeh1
,
Hong You2
, Sungbok Lee1
, Abeer Alwan2
, and Shrikanth Narayanan1
1
Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory, University of Southern California
2
Speech Processing and Auditory Perception Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles
ABSTRACT
Arguably the most important part of automatically assessing
a new reader's literacy is in verifying his pronunciation of
read-aloud target words. But the pronunciation evaluation
task is especially difficult in children, non-native speakers,
and pre-literates. Traditional likelihood ratio thresholding

  

Source: Alwan, Abeer - Electrical Engineering Department, University of California at Los Angeles

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences