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Computer, June 2012, pp. 38–47

Screenshots of karaoke-like talking heads on Engkoo.

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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. READ FULL ARTICLE (login required) »

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