Welcome to the wiki for the BYU Department of Linguistics' PSST Research Group. Here you will find information about our past, ongoing, and future activities.
PSST is an acronym for "Pedagogical Software and Speech Technology". The principal focus of our group is to explore and expand the use of speech technology in language learning. We work with existing speech technologies, examine pedagogical needs for language learning, and design and develop improved technological tools (including speech applications) for language learning and testing.
Besides this principal focus, our interests have expanded to include such areas as: automatic assessment of oral language proficiency, simultaneous interpreter training, text-based essay scoring, speech interfaces to robots, vocal attractiveness, and using speech recognition in animal communication.
Our old project website is now obsolete but most of the content has been carried over to this wiki.
The following sections of this main page will be phased out as of 10.1.11:
If you are working on Japanese EI grading please follow this link to grade Japanese Grader"
A new subsection entitled "Grading" can be found below with all pertinent information, as human grading is no longer a top priority.
Meetings are currently held in 4068 JFSB (Linguistics Conference Room) on Mondays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. (updated 22 September 2011). Meetings are open to all who are interested.
- Note: We will set a meeting time on a per term / per semester basis
Recent Conference Presentations, Posters and Papers
- LTRC 2011 -- Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) 2011 site
- ICML 2011 -- ICML/ACL/HLT/ISCA Joint Symposium site
- ACL/HLT 2011 -- BEA site
- CALICO 2011 -- CALICO 2011 site
- NWLC 2010 -- NWLC Site
- LREC 2010 -- LREC Site
- AAAL 2010 -- AAAL site
- SLRF 2009 -- SLRF site
- LASSO 2009 -- LASSO site
- LACUS 2009 -- LACUS site
- AAAL 2009 -- AAAL site
- CALICO 2009 -- Pre-Conference Workshop Automatic Analysis of Learner Language
- SLRF 2008 -- SLRF Site
- LREC 2008 -- LREC Site
- CALICO 2008 -- Pre-Conference Workshop Automatic Analysis of Learner Language
- College Presentation Fall 2007 -- Part 1 | Part 2
Upcoming conference deadlines
- InterSpeech 2012
- Portland, OR, USA Sept. 9-12
- Submission deadline: April 2012
- NAACL/HLT 2012
- Montreal, QC, Canada June 3-8
- Submission deadline: 9 January
- CALICO 2012
- Submission deadline: 31 OCT 2011
- Conference at University of Notre Dame Indiana June 12-16
- Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) 2012
- Submission deadline: 15 OCT 2011
- Conference at Princeton, NJ (hosted by ETS) April 1-5
- GURT (Georgetown University Round Table)
- Georgetown University Round Table
- CFP Deadline: October 14, 2011
- Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL: HLT)
- Submission Deadline: TBA
- Pre-conference tutorials: June 19, 2011
- Main conference: June 20-22, 2011
- Post-conference workshops and co-located events: June 23-24, 2011
- TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March 28-31
- CFP Deadline: PAPERS have PASSED, but Electronic Village and TEchnology Showcase: November 15th)
- Ben Millard
- Meghan Eckerson Aitken
- Hito Matsushita
- Carl Christensen
- Julie Morgan
- Kevin Cook
- Nathan Glenn
- Utkarsh Mahajan
- Kathy Washburn
- Ross Hendrickson
- Malena Weitze
- Billy Wilson
- Aaron Johnson
- Casey Kennington
- Dan Rasband
- Ryan Corradini
- Rebecca Rees Madsen
- Aric Bills
- Ben Chatterton
- Cecily Heiner
- Michael Rushforth
- Michael Emonts
- Sharlene Goodliffe
- Tim Richards
- Related Group: BYU NL-Soar Research Group
- Related Group: BYU CS NLP lab
- Related Group: BYU Analogical Modeling Research Group
- Related: French Canadian URL's
Here are links to the various publications (Bibliography:Publications), presentations (Bibliography:Presentations), theses (Bibliography:Theses), and undergraduate research projects (Bibliography:ORCA projects) that our project has produced. In some cases the items listed might duplicate items listed in other project wikis (e.g. the NL-Soar or NLP wiki) where interests and efforts overlap.
Here is a link to others' work on elicited imitation and other related areas (Bibliography:EI_(Public)).
English Grader: grading website
Japanese Grader: Japanese Grader
This PSST_Group is the private area of the wiki. Only PSST group members can access it.
To get on the group members list, send Dr. Lonsdale an email saying who you are, and asking to be added to the group list. You will then be emailed a username and password to give you reading and editing rights to the private area of our wiki.
If you are working for Minyhe please follow this link to grade Minhye's Grader