Faking Intelligent CALL: the Irish context and the road ahead

Neasa N&iactue; Chiaráin
The Phonetics and Speech Lab, Centre for Language and Communication Studies, Trinity College, Dublin

Ailbhe Ní Chasaide
The Phonetics and Speech Lab, Centre for Language and Communication Studies, Trinity College, Dublin

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Ingår i: Proceedings of the joint workshop on NLP for Computer Assisted Language Learning and NLP for Language Acquisition at SLTC, Umeå, 16th November 2016

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 130:8, s. 60-65

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Publicerad: 2016-11-15

ISBN: 978-91-7685-633-8

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Speech-enabled dialogue systems developed within an iCALL framework offer a potentially powerful tool for dealing with the challenges of teaching/learning an endangered language where learners have limited access to native speaker models of the language and limited exposure to the language in a truly communicative setting. This paper explores the major potential of virtual conversational agent systems with inbuilt simulated ‘intelligence’ for the Irish (endangered) language context.


Irish (Gaelic), dialogue partner, text-to-speech synthesis


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