The MPAi project has developed a language pronunciation aid which uses a variety of technologies, including speech recognition to provide feedback to users about their pronunciation of Maori. The current system works on a pc and on the web. It is designed for people who can speak Māori, and are wanting to improve their pronunciation. The aim of this project is to create a game for smart devices aimed at people who want to learn Māori. People will provide spoken answers to number problems. In addition to creating a game, it will involve setting up a newly released open source speech recognition system called Kaldi on a server and developing a Restful API to interface between the server and a client. Security will be another of the major focuses of this project, as uploading speech to a remote server creates security challenges. The user interface of the game is another important aspect of this project, and userability studies will be completed as part of the project.
The finished product will be a numeracy game that involves spoken Te Reo running on a Smart Device.
Lab allocations have not been finalised