CaptainA - A mobile app for practising Finnish pronunciation

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Learning a new language is often difficult, especially practising it independently. The main issue with self-study is the absence of accurate feedback from a teacher, which would enable students to learn unfamiliar languages. In recent years, with advances in Artificial Intelligence and Automatic Speech Recognition, it has become possible to build applications that can provide valuable feedback on the users’ pronunciation.
In this paper, we introduce the CaptainA app explicitly developed to aid students in practising their Finnish pronunciation on handheld devices. Our app is a valuable resource for immigrants who are busy with school or work, and it helps them integrate faster into society. Furthermore, by providing this service for L2 speakers and collecting their data, we can continuously improve our system and provide better aid in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa)
PublisherUniversity of Tartu Library
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-9916-21-999-7
Publication statusPublished - May 2023
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventNordic Conference on Computational Linguistics - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Duration: 22 May 202324 May 2023
Conference number: 24

Publication series

NameNEALT Proceedings Series
ISSN (Print)1736-8197
ISSN (Electronic)1736-6305


ConferenceNordic Conference on Computational Linguistics
Abbreviated titleNoDaLiDa
Country/TerritoryFaroe Islands


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