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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(3), 594; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9030594

A Web Service for Evaluating the Level of Speech in Korean

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Department of Convergence Software, Hallym University, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do 24252, Korea
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Bio-IT Center, Hallym University, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do 24252, Korea.
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Division of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Ganwon-do 24252, Korea
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Received: 18 January 2019 / Revised: 7 February 2019 / Accepted: 8 February 2019 / Published: 11 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from IMETI 2018)
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Abstract

Speaking is a way for humans to communicate with others using language. The ability to speak according to the speaker is very diverse. In general, language skills improve as intelligence improves. Therefore, it is known that the analysis of a speaker’s utterances is a good tool to evaluate the intellectual maturity of the speaker. Until recently, these evaluations have been done manually based on the experience of a handful of experts, but this approach is not only time consuming and costly, but also highly subjective. In this paper, we propose a Korean automatic speech analysis system based on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and web service to solve this problem. For this study, we constructed a web service based on Django to respond to the requests of various users. When a user delivered a transcription file of utterances to the server via the web, the server analyzed the speech ability of the speaker based on various indicators. The server compared the transcription file with the language ability indicators of persons of the same age as the speaker and displayed the result immediately to the user. In this study, we used KoNLPy, a Korean language-processing tool. The automatic speech analysis service analyzed not only the overall language ability of the speaker but also individual domains such as sentence completion ability and vocabulary ability. In addition, a faster and immediate service was made possible without sacrificing accuracy as compared to human analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: Korean speech analysis; web service; language evaluation; Django Korean speech analysis; web service; language evaluation; Django
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Song, H.-J.; Choi, J.-E.; Lee, Y.-K.; Yoon, J.H.; Kim, J.-D.; Park, C.-Y.; Kim, Y.-S. A Web Service for Evaluating the Level of Speech in Korean. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 594.

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