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Preliminary programme

Thursday June 17th 2004

8:30 - 9:30
9:30 - 9:45

Presentation of the Conference

9:45 - 10:30

Invited Speaker: Bjorn Granstroem
Towards a virtual language tutor

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:15

Session 1 - Speech Technology

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

A.Neri, C.Cucchiarini, W.Strik
Identifying common pronunciation errors in the Dutch of learners with different L1s

Hans G. Tillmann, Hartmut Pfitzinger
The Development of an Advanced SLP-based System for Individual Training and Fast Learning to Speak a New Language: "Chinese for German L1 Speakers"

12:15 - 13:00

Session 2 - CALL Tools

W. Lewis Johnson, S. Choi, S. Marsella, N. Mote, S. Narayanan, H. Vilhjálmsson, S. Wu
Tactical Language Training System: Supporting the Rapid Acquisition of Foreign Language and Cultural Skills

Jonathan C. Brown, Maxine Eskenazi
Retrieval of Authentic Documents for Reader-Specific Lexical Practice

13:00 - 14:30
14:30 - 16:00

Poster Session

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

P. Schmidt, S. Garnier, M. Sharwood, T. Badia, L. Díaz, M. Quixal, A. Ruggia, A. S. Valderrabanos, A. J. Cruz, E. Torrejon, C. Rico, J. Jimenez
ALLES: 'Controlled language tools' and 'information extraction tools' for CALL Applications

O. Kraif, G. Antoniadis, S. Echinard, M. Loiseau, T. Lebarbé, C. Ponton
NLP Tools for CALL: the Simpler, the Better

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

Mícheál Mac Lochlainn, Gearóid Ó Néíll
Specifying Grammatical Points

N. Mote, L. Johnson, A. Sethy, J. Silva, S. Narayanan
Tactical Language Detection and Modeling of Learner Speech Errors: The case of Arabic tactical language training for American English speakers

16:00 - 17:15

Session 3 - NLP and CALL

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

C. Greene, K. Keogh, T. Koller, J. Wagner, M. Ward, J. van Genabith
Using NLP technology in CALL

Christian Fortmann, Martin Forst
An LFG Grammar Checker for German

17:15 - 17:45
Coffee Break
17:45 - 19:00

Session 4 - Prosody and CALL

Rebecca Hincks
Processing the prosody of oral presentations

Akira Ishida
Computational method to determine the appropriateness of lexical tones

Zöe Handley, Marie-Josée Hamel
Investigating the Requirements of Speech Synthesis for CALL with a View to Developing a Benchmark

20:30 - 22:30

Friday June 18th 2004

8:30 - 9:30
9:30 - 10:15

Invited Speaker: Wolfgang Menzel
Errors, Intentions, and Explanations: Feedback Generation for Language Tutoring Systems

10:15 - 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:00

Session 5 - NLP and CALL

E. M. Bender, D. Flickinger, S. Oepen, A. Walsh and T. Baldwin
Arboretum: Using a precision grammar for grammar checking in CALL

Juan Rafael Zamorano Mansilla
Text generators, error analysis and feedback

Rodolfo Delmonte
Evaluating StudentsÍ Summaries with GETARUNS

12:00 - 12:45

Session 6 - Speech and CALL

Chao Wang, Stephanie Seneff
High-quality Speech Translation for Language Learning

Tatiana Levi, Steve Stokowski, Nikolaus Koster and Andreas Rycshka
Voice Recognition Feature of the German Express Courseware: Conceptualization, Specification and Prototyping -- Model Elaboration through Phases

12:45 - 14:15
14:15 - 16:00

Poster Session

Lee Schwartz, Takako Aikawa, Michel Pahud
Dynamic Language Learning Tools

Werner Winiwarter
PETRA - the Personal Embedded Translation and Reading Assistant

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

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

Craig Thomas, Michael Levison, Greg Lessard
Experiments in Prosody for the Generation of Oral French

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

J. Haller, M. Carl, S. Garnier, B. Stroede, L. Wind
Intelligent Learner Utterance Evaluation in ProGram

16:00 - 17:15

Session 7: Speech and CALL

K.Truong, A.Neri, C.Cucchiarini, W.Strik
Automatic pronunciation error detection: an acoustic-phonetic approach.

Yasushi Tsubota, Masatake Dantsuji, Tatsuya Kawahara
Practical Use of Autonomous English Pronunciation Learning System for Japanese Students

Jared Bernstein, Isabella Barbier, Elizabeth Rosenfeld, John De Jong
Development and Validation of an Automatic Spoken Spanish Test

17:15 - 17:45
Coffee Break
17:45 - 18:45

Session 8 - Dialogue and CALL

Antoine Raux, Maxine Eskenazi
Using Task-Oriented Spoken Dialogue Systems for Language Learning: Potential, Practical Application and Challenges

Stephanie Seneff, Chao Wang
Spoken Conversational Interaction for Language Learning

19.00 - 20.00
Boat Trip to Burano
20.00 - 22.30

Saturday June 19th 2004

8:30 - 9:30
9:30 - 10:15

Invited speaker: Yorick Wilks
Artificial Companions

10:15 - 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:00

Session 9 - Dialogue and CALL

Manfred Klenner
Tutorial Dialogues in DiBEx

Ingrid Kirschning
CSLU Toolkit-based Vocabulary Tutors in Jean Piaget Special Education School

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

12:00 - 13:00

Session 10 - Prosody and CALL

Mitchell Peabody, Stephanie Seneff, Chao Wang
Mandarin Tone Acquisition through Typed Dialogues

Philippe Martin
WinPitch LTL Version II, a multimodal pronunciation software

13:00 - 14:30
14:30 - 16:00

Poster Session

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

S. Boytcheva, I. Vitanova, A. Strupchanska, M. Yankova, G. Angelova
Towards the assessment of free learner's utterances in CALL

Gerardo Ayala
Software Agents Supporting Second Language Learning as a Personalized, Collaborative and Lifelong Activity

Cecily Heiner, Joseph Beck, Jack Mostow
Improving the Help Selection Policy in a Reading Tutor that Listens

S. Montanari, S. Yildirim, S. Khurana, M. Landes, L. Lawyer,
E. Andersen and S. Narayanan
Analyzing the interplay between spoken language and gestural cues in conversational child-machine interactions in pre/early literate age groups

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

16:00 - 16:45

Session Chair

Invited speaker: Piero Cosi
ITALIAN LITERACY TUTOR tools and technologies for individuals with cognitive disabilities

16:45 - 17:15
Coffee Break
17:15 - 18:30

Session 11 - QA, NLP and CALL

Peter Vlugter, Alistair Knott, Victoria Weatherall
A human-machine dialogue system for CALL: interactions between grammar checking and question answering

Charles Grant Brown, Nathan Keim, Kevin Brammer, Lorne Flagel
The Incomplete Grammar approach to the development of a Strong-AI based ICALL system

John Morgan, Stephen La Rocca
Making a Speech Recognizer Tolerate Non-native Speech through Gaussian Mixture Merging

Farewell and End of Symposium
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