Fri, September 07, 2:00 pm
Short paper (30 minutes)
John Blake (University of Aizu)
Computer science engineering students at the University of Aizu have to write a graduation thesis and present their research in English. Three technology-enhanced tools were created to help students develop autonomy and rise to the challenge. 1. A feature visualizer was developed that highlights various prototypical generic features. 2. A corpus-based error detector was created to provide feedback on genre-specific errors that were discovered in a corpus of graduation theses. 3. A pronunciation scaffolder was created to automatically annotate presentation scripts with various pronunciation features, enabling students to read aloud their prepared scripts more easily and more appropriately.