Issue No. 06 - June (2012 vol. 45)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2012.152
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.
Engkoo, computing in Asia, computer-assisted language learning, talking head, text-to-speech synthesis, phonetic similarity search
F. Soong, G. Chen, L. Wang, Y. Qian and M. Scott, "Computer-Assisted Audiovisual Language Learning," in Computer, vol. 45, no. , pp. 38-47, 2012.