The proper prosody is an essential element of the natural speech. The rhythm,
intonation (cadence), and tone of the speech hugely determine how well others
understand us. In case of children having difficulties with hearing, it is almost an
impossible challange to learn the proper prosody. Because of this disability in hearing,
they lack the necessary proper feedback, which normally makes it possible to learn
prosody for hearing people.
In the frames of my thesis work I created a website whose main purpose is to
replace this missing feedback as good as possible, providing an audiovisual feedback.
The main point of the feedback is the visualisation of different speech-related terms
such as intonation or volume.
At the beginning of my thesis I will introduce the importance of this project as
well as the relating theoretical knowledge, from which one can get a good view on the
challenges we have to meet when attempting to measure or describe the human speech
Then we will move to the next and biggest topic, the detailed description of the
website, including the user interface, the server, the client, the database, and the
communication between them.
After the highly-detailed technological analyse potential developmentpossibilities will be considered - which issues might be needed to overcome later on.
To finish with, I will sum the work again up.