Embodied conversational agents in computer assisted language learning
2009 (English)In: Speech Communication, ISSN 0167-6393, Vol. 51, no 10, 1024-1037 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper describes two systems using embodied conversational agents (ECAs) for language learning. The first system, called Ville, is a virtual language teacher for vocabulary and pronunciation training. The second system, a dialogue system called DEAL, is a role-playing game for practicing conversational skills. Whereas DEAL acts as a conversational partner with the objective of creating and keeping an interesting dialogue, Ville takes the role of a teacher who guides, encourages and gives feedback to the students.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 51, no 10, 1024-1037 p.
Second langue learning, Dialogue systems, Embodied conversational agents, Pronunciation training
Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52092DOI: 10.1016/j.specom.2009.05.006ISI: 000269092500017ScopusID: 2-s2.0-67650604358OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-52092DiVA: diva2:465386
QC 20120109. tmh_import_11_12_142011-12-142011-12-142012-01-09Bibliographically approved