Phonetic Transcription Tools

Clinical phonetic transcription is regarded as a highly specialized skill requiring hours of practice for mastery. Although this skill is a critical part of students’ clinical preparation to become speech-language pathologists, students often report feeling unprepared to apply the skill in clinical practice. Previous studies suggest that increased opportunities for practice and timely feedback on transcriptions are needed in order to develop skill confidence. However, providing more opportunities for practice can be impeded by the limited resources to manage the grading of additional assignments. These projects focus on developing tools for teaching and research in articulatory phonetics and learning outcomes. 

Speights Atkins, M., c, Bailey, D. J., Seals, C.D. (2022). Implementation of an automated grading tool for phonetic transcription training. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics.

Liu, J.,s Speights, M., Bailey, D., Li, S., Luan, Y., Mishra, I., … & Seals, C. (2021). Optimization to Automated Phonetic Transcription Grading Tool (APTgt) – Automatic Exam Generator. In: Zaphiris P., Ioannou A. (eds) Learning and Collaboration Technologies: New Challenges and Learning Experiences. HCII 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12784. Springer, Cham.

Seals, C. D., Li, S., Atkins, M. S., Bailey, D., Liu, J., Cao, Y., & Bassy, R. (2020). Applied Webservices Platform Supported Through Modified Edit Distance Algorithm: Automated Phonetic Transcription Grading Tool (APTgt). In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 380-398). Springer, Cham.

Li, S., Speights Atkins, M., Bailey, D., Liu, J., Cao, Y., Bassy, R., and Seals, C. D. (2020) Software engineering to develop online phonetics educational training: Interdisciplinary research with Communication Sciences and Disorders.  In Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Southeastern Section Annual Conference. Auburn, AL.

Bailey, D.J., Speights Atkins, M., Li, S., Luan, Y., Mishra, I., Seals, C. D., (2021) An automated clinical tool for comparing phonetic transcriptions, Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics