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Dipl.-Inf. Florian Hönig

Alumnus of the Pattern Recognition Lab of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

developing speech technology to aid second-language learning

Florian Hönig received his diploma degree in Computer Science in 2005 at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen, Germany, with a thesis done at ITC-irst (now Fondazione Bruno Kessler) in Trento, Italy, on the acoustic frontend of ASR. Since then, he has been a member of the research staff of the Pattern Recognition Lab at FAU. Within the European Network of Excellence HUMAINE, he worked on data collection/annotation, feature extraction and automatic classification for the real-time detection of the affective user state from physiological signals. In the German research projects C-AuDiT (Computer-aided Pronunciation and Dialogue Training) and AUWL (Automatic Web-based Learner-Feedback-System), he employs suprasegmental information for the automatic assessment of non-native pronunciation. He is author/co-author of 26 scientific articles; he is married with two children.