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Computer-Assisted Audiovisual Language Learning
June 2012 (vol. 45 no. 6)
pp. 38-47
Lijuan Wang, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing
Yao Qian, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing
Matthew Scott, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing
Gang Chen, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing
Frank Soong, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing
Advances in speech-processing technology have enabled novel ways to learn a foreign language online. With Engkoo, researchers in China are working to turn any computer into a language learning assistant and make searching a language easier. The featured Web extra at http://youtu.be/_VHDMAKKLKo is a video discussion titled “Computer-Assisted Audiovisual Language Learning” that demonstrates Engkoo, a Web-based computer-assisted audiovisual language-learning service that combines two emerging speech processing technologies—talking head and phonetic similarity search.

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Index Terms:
Engkoo, computing in Asia, computer-assisted language learning, talking head, text-to-speech synthesis, phonetic similarity search
Citation:
Lijuan Wang, Yao Qian, Matthew Scott, Gang Chen, Frank Soong, "Computer-Assisted Audiovisual Language Learning," Computer, vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 38-47, June 2012, doi:10.1109/MC.2012.152
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