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Is there accent detection software?

Asked by Ltryptophan (9112 points ) February 11th, 2011

Since language based phone bots, and natural language word processing software must start with a general grasp of the pronunciation of words across a large spectrum of the population, it made me wonder if there was some element of accent detection going on.

Someone just told me I have a bit of an english accent! How absurd.

Naturally, I suspected that all I would have to do is google “accent detector” and a nice bit of software would appear ready to diagnose my accent.

Not so.

Ever heard of anything like this?

(this is not Idea#2 if any of you are counting)

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glenjamin's avatar

Couldn’t find software, but there are humans that will do it for free (apparently)

http://www.speechcom.com/training/accentcheck.html

jaytkay's avatar

I know this is entirely different from what you are thinking, but these quizzes are software accent detectors.

What American accent do you have?
http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_accent_do_you_have

Which British accent do you have?
http://www.gotoquiz.com/which_british_accent_do_you_have_1

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