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The Pronunciation Accuracy of Interactive Dialog System for Malaysian Primary School Students

Hasliemelia, Abu Hassan @ Aziz (2012) The Pronunciation Accuracy of Interactive Dialog System for Malaysian Primary School Students. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

This project is to examine the accuracy of using existing speech recognition engine in interactive dialog system for English as second language (ESL) Malaysian primary school student in literacy education. Students are interested to learn literacy using computer that encompasses spoken dialog as it motivates students to be more confidence in reading and pronunciation without depending solely on teachers. This computer assisted learning will improve student’s oral reading ability by using the speech recognition in IDS. By using the system students are able to learn, to read and pronounce a word correctly independently without seeking help from teachers. This study is conducted at Sungai Berembang Primary School involving all 16 female and 18 male standard 2 students aged 8 years old. These students possess various reading pronunciation, abilities, and experience in English language with Malay language as their first language. The main objective of this studyis to examine the accuracy of using an existing speech recognition engine for ESL Malaysian students in literacy education. The specific objectives of this study are to identify requirement and evaluate speech recognition based dialog system for reading accuracy. This kind of speech recognition technology is aiming to provide teacher-similar tutoring ability in children’s phonemic awareness, vocabulary building, word comprehension, and fluent reading.This method has five stages. This method enables to construct a framework. Develop system architecture then analyze and design the system. It also builds the prototype for the system upon the system implementation which will be used in this study is the System Development Research Method.Lastly its observe, test the system and the results of the study and implementation of IDS students found 85% of this has helped the English language after using this system.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 12 May 2013 06:43
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 01:47
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3293

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