BopoNoto: An Intelligent Sketch Education Application for Learning Zhuyin Phonetic Script Conference Paper uri icon


  • The zhuyin phonetic script not only provides greater learning benefits compared to romanization systems for Chinese Mandarin language students with existing English fluency, but also allows students to take advantage of its use in Taiwan where it exists in both official and popular usage. However, while penenabled computing educational applications can assist traditional pedagogical approaches for accelerating mastery of the script, existing approaches are either constrained in providing writing assessment, catered to native language users, or are less flexible in recognizing more natural writing. We present BopoNoto, an intelligent sketch education application for language students to learn zhuyin. Our application provides a sketching interface for practicing the symbols, and a sketch recognition system for assessing the visual and technical correctness of their input. From our evaluations, BopoNoto successfully demonstrates strong results in understanding and assessing students' written input.

name of conference

  • The 21st International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems

published proceedings

  • International Conferences on Distributed Multimedia Systems

author list (cited authors)

  • Taele, P., & Hammond, T.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Taele, Paul||Hammond, Tracy

editor list (cited editors)

  • Guercio, A.

publication date

  • September 2015