Reading and Pronunciation Tutor

Jack Mostow and Gregory Aist
United States Patent No. 5,920,838, July, 1999


Abstract
A computer implemented reading tutor comprises a player for outputting a response. An input block implementing a plurality of functions such as silence detection, speech recognition, etc. captures the read material. A tutoring function compares the output of the speech recognizer to the text which was supposed to have been read and generates a response, as needed, based on information in a knowledge base and an optional student model. The response is output to the user through the player. A quality control function evaluates the captured read material and stores the captured material in the knowledge base under certain conditions. An auto-enhancement function uses information available to the tutor to create additional resources such as identifying rhyming words, words with common roots, etc., which can be used as responses.

Notes
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Project LISTEN
Associated Project(s): Project LISTEN\'s Reading Tutor

Text Reference
Jack Mostow and Gregory Aist, "Reading and Pronunciation Tutor," United States Patent No. 5,920,838, July, 1999

BibTeX Reference
@incollection{Mostow_1999_3682,
   author = "Jack Mostow and Gregory Aist",
   title = "Reading and Pronunciation Tutor",
   booktitle = "United States Patent No. 5,920,838",
   month = "July",
   year = "1999",
}