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Language generation and speech synthesis in dialogues for language learning

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dc.contributor.advisor Stephanie Seneff and Chao Wang. en_US
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Julia, 1981- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-06-02T19:27:41Z
dc.date.available 2005-06-02T19:27:41Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/17971
dc.description Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2004. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 67-68). en_US
dc.description.abstract Since 1989, the Spoken Language Systems group has developed an array of applications that allow users to interact with computers using natural spoken language. A recent project of interest is to develop an interactive conversational system to assist students in mastering a foreign language. The Spoken Language Learning System (SLLS), the first such system developed in SLS, has many impressive capabilities and shows great potential to be used as a model for language learning. This thesis further develops and expands on SLLS towards the goal of a more sophisticated conversational system. We make extensive use of Genesis, a language generation tool, to complete a variety of natural language generation and translation tasks. We aim to generate natural, well-formed, grammatically correct sentences and produce high quality synthesized waveforms for language students to emulate. We hope to develop a system that will engage the user in a natural and realistic way, and our goal is to mimic human-to-human conversant interactions as closely as possible. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Julia Zhang. en_US
dc.format.extent 68 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.title Language generation and speech synthesis in dialogues for language learning en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.Eng. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 57174711 en_US


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