Episode 390 - Pronunciation Assessment

by Cynthia Kreng August 19, 2021

Melissa Ma, a Senior PM in the Azure product group, talks to us about the new Pronunciation Assessment service and SDK which makes it easy to build linguistic applications that can provide the user with realtime feedback on their speech.

 

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode390.mp3 

YouTube: https://youtu.be/SdGeTmJtORw

Resources: 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/speech-service/how-to-pronunciation-assessment?pivots=programming-language-java

https://customers.microsoft.com/en-us/story/1379625676815325642-pearson-education-azure-cognitive-services

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-ai/speech-service-update-pronunciation-assessment-is-generally/ba-p/2505501

The Speech SDK supports pronunciation assessment, which assesses the pronunciation quality of speech input, with indicators of accuracy, fluency, completeness, etc.docs.microsoft.com

 

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