IAPETUS (Interactive Appreciation of Poetry: Education, Teaching and Understanding System) is an experimental application designed to help language students improve their spoken language skills by studying poetry. Students can listen to poems online, read the text, view translations, and practice reciting the poem interactively, getting feedback from a speech recogniser. The app has been developed by Swinburne University of Technology’s Faculty of Health, Arts and Design and Geneva University’s Faculty of Translation and Interpretation, and is based on Geneva’s Regulus Lite platform.
This page explains how to use the system and create new poem content which can be uploaded to the server. Creating new content is very easy; it only involves filling in a spreadsheet and recording audio files. Most of the recording is done through a web tool which prompts you about what to say and then automatically stores the result in the right place.