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InSTIL/ICALL 2004 Symposium on Computer Assisted Learning

Venice, Italy
17-19 June 2004

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Towards a virtual language tutor
Björn Granström

Preliminary investigations in automatic recognition of English sentences uttered by Italian children
Matteo Gerosa, Diego Giuliani

Segmental errors in Dutch as a second language: how to establish priorities for CAPT
Ambra Neri, Catia Cucchiarini, Helmer Strik

The development of an advanced SLP-based system for the individual learning and fast training of speaking skills in a new foreign language [planning the graduate college research program "Chinese for German engineers (and other L1-speakers of German)"
Hans G. Tillmann, Hartmut R. Pfitzinger

Tactical language training system: supporting the rapid acquisition of foreign language and cultural skills
W. Lewis Johnson, Stacy Marsella, Nicolaus Mote, Hannes Viljhálmsson, Shrikanth Narayanan, Sunhee Choi

Retrieval of authentic documents for reader-specific lexical practice
Jonathan Brown, Maxine Eskenazi

Efficient non-uniform time-scaling of speech with WSOLA for CALL applications
M. Demol, K. Struyve, W. Verhelst, H. Paulussen, P. Desmet, P. Verhoeve

ALLES: 'controlled language tools² and ‘information extraction tools² for CALL applications
Paul Schmidt, Sandrine Garnier, Mike Sharwood, Toni Badia, Lourdes Díaz, Martí Quixal, Ana Ruggia, Antonio S. Valderrabanos, Alberto J. Cruz, Enrique Torrejon, Celia Rico, Jorge Jimenez

NLP tools for CALL: the simpler, the better
Olivier Kraif, Georges Antoniadis, Sandra Echinard, Mathieu Loiseau, Thomas Lebarbé, Claude Ponton

Converting an electronic dictionary into a drill tutor
Michael Zock, Julien Quint

Specifying grammatical points
Mícheál Mac Lochlainn, Gearóid Ó Néill

Tactical language detection and modeling of learner speech errors: the case of Arabic tactical language training for american English speakers
Nicolaus Mote, Lewis Johnson, Abhinav Sethy, Jorge Silva, Shrikanth Narayanan

Evaluating integrated NLP in foreign language learning: technology meets pedagogy
Irena Vitanova

Using NLP technology in CALL
Cara Greene, Katrina Keogh, Thomas Koller, Joachim Wagner, Monica Ward, Josef van Genabith

An LFG grammar checker for CALL
Christian Fortmann, Martin Forst

Processing the prosody of oral presentations
Rebecca Hincks

Measuring the appropriateness of laxical tones in bisyllabic Chinese words
Akira Ishida

Investigating the requirements of speech synthesis for CALL with a view to developing a benchmark
Zöe Handley, Marie-Josée Hamel

Errors, intentions, and explanations: feedback generation for language tutoring systems
Wolfgang Menzel

Arboretum: using a precision grammar for grammar checking in CALL
Emily M. Bender, Dan Flickinger, Stephan Oepen, Annemarie Walsh, Timothy Baldwin

Text generators, error analysis and feedback
Juan Rafael Zamorano Mansilla

Evaluating students² summaries with GETARUNS
Rodolfo Delmonte

High-quality speech translation for language learning
Chao Wang, Stephanie Seneff

Voice recognition feature of the German express courseware: conceptualization, specification and prototyping - model elaboration through phases
Tatiana Levi, Steve Stokowski, Nikolaus Koster, Andreas Rycshka

Dynamic language learning tools
Lee Schwartz, Takako Aikawa, Michel Pahud

PETRA - the personal embedded translation and reading assistant
Werner Winiwarter

A false friends exercise with authentic material retrieved from a corpus
Joachim Wagner

A computer-assisted learning of English prosody for French students
Anne Bonneau, Matthieu Camus, Yves Laprie, Vincent Colotte

Experiments in prosody for the generation of oral French
Craig Thomas, Michael Levison, Greg Lessard

Modeling pitch errors of Japanese intonational phrases spoken by a native speaker of Chinese
Hiroko Hirano, Goh Kawai

NLP tools for intelligent learner utterance evaluation
Johann Haller, Michael Carl, Sandrine Garnier, Brigitte Stroede, Lutz Wind

Automatic pronunciation error detection: an acoustic-phonetic approach
Khiet Truong, Ambra Neri, Catia Cucchiarini, Helmer Strik

Practical use of autonomous English pronunciation learning system for Japanese students
Yasushi Tsubota, Masatake Dantsuji, Tatsuya Kawahara

Development and validation of an automatic spoken Spanish test
Jared Bernstein, Isabella Barbier, Elizabeth Rosenfeld, John De Jong

Using task-oriented spoken dialogue systems for language learning: potential, practical applications and challenges
Antoine Raux, Maxine Eskenazi

Spoken conversational interaction for language learning
Stephanie Seneff, Chau Wang, Julia Zhang

Artificial companions
Yorick Wilks

Tutorial dialogue in diBEx
Manfred Klenner

CSLU toolkit-based vocabulary tutors for the Jean Piaget special education school
Ingrid Kirschning

Parling, a CALL system for children
Ornella Mich, Diego Giuliani, Matteo Gerosa

Mandarin tone acquisition through typed interactions
Mitchell Peabody, Stephanie Seneff, Chao Wang

Winpitch LTL II, a multimodal pronunciation software
Philippe MARTIN

Interactive visualization of syntactic structure assembly for grammar-intensive first- and second-language instruction
Gerard Kempen

Towards the assessment of free learner's utterances in CALL
Svetla Boytcheva, Irena Vitanova, Albena Strupchanska, Milena Yankova, Galia Angelova

Software agents supporting second language learning as a personalized, collaborative and lifelong activity
Gerardo Ayala

Improving the help selection policy in a reading tutor that listens
Cecily Heiner, Joseph Beck, Jack Mostow

Analyzing the interplay between spoken language and gestural cues in conversational child-machine interactions in pre/early literate age groups
Simona Montanari, Serdar Yildirim, Sonia Khurana, Marni Landes, Lewis Lawyer, Elaine Andersen, Shrikanth Narayanan

Spoken dialog for e-learning supported by domain ontologies
Dario Bianchi, Monica Mordonini, Agostino Poggi

Italian literacy tutor - tools and technologies for individuals with cognitive disabilities
Piero Cosi, Rodolfo Delmonte, S. Biscetti, Ron A. Cole, Brian Pellom, S. van Vuren

A human-machine dialogue system for CALL
Peter Vlugter, Alistair Knott, Victoria Weatherall

The incomplete grammar approach to the development of a strong-AI based ICALL system
Charles Grant Brown, Nathan Keim, Kevin Brammer, Lorne Flagel

Making a speech recognizer tolerate non-native speech through Gaussian mixture merging
John J. Morgan

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