Submissions/Pronunciation remediation

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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 7003 Subject TU
Title of the submission
Pronunciation remediation
Type of submission
Tutorial and Poster
Author of the submission
James Salsman
Language of presentation
English
E-mail address
jim@talknicer.com
Username
James Salsman
Country of origin
US
Affiliation
CMU Sphinx
Personal homepage or blog
http://talknicer.com/about
Abstract
We plan to produce free, interactive language pronunciation assessment and remediation software which may be able to improve students’ pronunciation of words six times faster than commercially available products. Millions of people worldwide currently wish to improve their pronunciation in order to gain access to better jobs and succeed at more opportunities to speak in public, on teleconferences, or to groups. Unfortunately, companies which charge for this service often frustrate students by putting too much emphasis on inconsequential mistakes. So this year we are building on the open source software we have released in our past Google Summer of Code efforts to produce the most efficient, full-featured pronunciation training software, with your help.
What will attendees take away from this session?
Attendees to the tutorial will learn how to create pronunciation assessment systems in their own languages.
Theme of presentation
Education
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Intermediate
Length of session
One hour (15 minute presentation, 30 minutes for attendee exercises, and 15 minutes for Q&A. If additional time is available in the room as an end-of-day event, I will stay after as long as attendees want to ask additional questions.)
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
Slides or further information
TBD; basic format will follow a revised version of [1] with emphasis on customizing pre-packaged pocketsphinx.js applications for new Indo-European and tonal languages.
Special requests
End of day allocation of room, ideally after dinner
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?
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  1. Jamie Tubers (talk) 11:58, 26 March 2017 (UTC)