The MASLE project has the goal of creating a series of tools for the
evaluation of spoken language over the internet.This evaluation will
be performed by automatic speech recognition software as well as by
It is run by Brian
Teaman professor of phonetics at Osaka
Jogakuin College (Japan)
MASLE Latest News:
Wireless Ready. February 20, 2009
in Nagoya and Second Life.
Presentation at National Institute of Education, Singapore. April 11. 2009.
Demonstration of MASLE website at the IASTED:
Web-based education 2009 web-learning conference in
TESOL2007 in Seattle Washington. I'm doing a poster session on March 24, 2007 from 12:30-13:45.
Tesol users can use the system here use the
classkey "tesol2007" as you register.
JALT2006 in Kokura. I presented my latest version of the MASLE system.
Here is the latest
link to the system. Here is what you need to do: 1. register, 2.
connect to a class. Use the class key "qayyes" to sign up. Right now,
you can only take tests. Soon you should be able to become a teacher
but "teacher" users will have to be created. Please contact me about
becoming a teacher on the MASLE system.
Here is a survey to take if you can't attend my talk at
JALTCALL 2006 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
conference in Kochi, Japan.
Presentation at KOBE Institute of computing on November
18-19. (abstract as html) (paper
MASLE Kaken (Japanese Research Grant):
research was partly supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
of Japan under Grants-in-Aid No. 17520406 (2005-2007)
The kaken research team: Brian
Teaman, Chief Researcher, Osaka Jogakuin College (Japan) Steve
McCarty, Osaka Jogakuin
College (Japan) and Takeshi Tamura,
Kobe Institute of Computing (Japan)
Phonetics and Speech Technology Education:
Processing Course at Purdue
Phonetics and Linguistics at
University College London. Great Resources
Society of Japan
CSLU Tookit Free toolkit
for developing speech recognition applications for education. Sounds
promising but it is Microsoft OS only. Another compelling reason to
have a current wintel box. Introductory
Phonetic Analysis Software
Center for Spoken Language Research They have a recognizer called
Sonic that has been successfully installed in OS X as well as other
HTK Speech Recognition at
Cambridge University, one of the best resources for the HAPI recognizer,
includes downloads for the HTK book
Bulletin Research Institute of Logopedics and Phoniatrics
of Jared "PhonePass" Bernstein and his
Hardware Search :
A/D converter for high quality recording
and input. Here is a chart for: hardware
comparison for Digidesign and M-audio. )
Monitor comparison chart.
Review from audiomidi.com
Where to buy: Soundhouse
JavaSonics We have recently purchased
JavaSonics Listenup software. It will allow the
recording of speech over the internet. This is a major step forward. MASLE
test site here
SPREX: supplier of
a HAPI implementation and consulting that we are currently using
Portable Speech Corrector
Possible MASLE application: here
could this provide
some ideas for having students read from a list and then getting
a list of words that students can't read properly so they can look
them up and diagnose them.
Carolyn Samuel. A review of a few textbooks and how learners can
use them to improve their pronunciation of English.