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Title Joining-in-type Humanoid Robot Assisted Language Learning System
Authors AlBara Khalifa, Tsuneo Kato and Seiichi Yamamoto
Abstract "Dialogue robots are attractive to people, and in language learning systems, they motivate learners and let them practice conversational skills in more realistic environment. However, automatic speech recognition (ASR) of the second language (L2) learners is still a challenge, because their speech contains not just pronouncing, lexical, grammatical errors, but is sometimes totally disordered. Hence, we propose a novel robot assisted language learning (RALL) system using two robots, one as a teacher and the other as an advanced learner. The system is designed to simulate multiparty conversation, expecting implicit learning and enhancement of predictability of learners' utterance through an alignment similar to ""interactive alignment"", which is observed in human-human conversation. We collected a database with the prototypes, and measured how much the alignment phenomenon observed in the database with initial analysis."
Topics Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Corpus (Creation, Annotation, etc.), Speech Recognition/Understanding
Full paper Joining-in-type Humanoid Robot Assisted Language Learning System
Bibtex @InProceedings{KHALIFA16.888,
  author = {AlBara Khalifa and Tsuneo Kato and Seiichi Yamamoto},
  title = {Joining-in-type Humanoid Robot Assisted Language Learning System},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
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