April 25, 2012

Google Summer of Code is on!

Google's 2012 Summer of Code has accepted two students to work on a pronunciation evaluation system for language learning over the summer. I'm honored to be mentoring Srikanth Ronanki and Li Bo (Troy) for the CMU Sphinx organization, which has six students this year. It's my third year as a mentor, and the second year for Sphinx, so I'm pretty optimistic. This will get a robust open source pronunciation assessment system for language learning out to the widest possible user base in the most efficient way imaginable. You can read all about the application process, the students, and the text of their applications at http://pronunciationeval.blogspot.com