Welcome to the Seventh ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2017).
NEWS: Nominations for Best paper award
The following three papers have been nominated for the Best paper award at SLaTE 2017:
An attention based model for off-topic spontaneous spoken response detection. Andrey Malinin, Kate Knill, Anton Ragni, Yu Wang and Mark Gales
Was it something I said? Facial Expressions in Language Learning. John Sloan and Julie Carson-Berndsen
Modeling Discourse Coherence for the Automated Scoring of Spontaneous Spoken Responses. Xinhao Wang, Keelan Evanini, Klaus Zechner and Matthew Mulholland
THEME: Computers, robots & humans in SLaTE interaction
Speech and Language technology are becoming more and more prevalent both in classrooms and in online learning.
Learners interact with peers and/or automated tutors, in more and more realistic virtual, computer-animated, settings, or in situated interaction with social robots.
What new, pedagogical, phycological and technological, challenges do the new interaction settings create; and how can we address them?
Special session 1: Educational robots
The keynote will be followed by a special session on social robots in education.
Special session 2: Spoken CALL challenge
This second special session will be focused on the Spoken CALL challenge, jointly initiated by Université de Genève, University of Birmingham and Radboud University.
The task consists of labelling L2 English utterances by Swiss German teens as “accepted” or “rejected” in relation to a grammatically and linguistically correct gold standard.
The challenge has been launched to allow quantitative comparisons between methodologies used by different researchers on the same task. Instructions, data and further information
SLaTE will be held at Djuronaset in the beautiful Stockholm archipelago directly after INTERSPEECH 2017.
SLaTE 2017 is organized for the ISCA Special Interest Group on Speech and Language Technologies in Education (SLaTE) by
This half-day workshop will be suitable for those who want to advance their knowledge and teaching skill in L2 Japanese education with focus on speech. The first session is also suitable to those who are interested in second language speech education in general.
All photos from and by Djuronaset.