United Institute of Informatics Problems (UIIP) is the leading organization in Belarus in fundamental and applied research on information technologies: CAD/CAM/CAE systems, applied mathematics, high performance parallel computing, bioinformatics and medical informatics, geoinformation systems, digital cartogragraphic systems, Space informatics, GRID-technologies. The Institute is the provider of scientific and educational Internet networks in Belarus. It takes part in state recommendations on information technologies implementation, scientific support of informatization processes, prognosis in related science and technology fields in Belarus, high skill specialists training.
The staff of the institute (on 31.12.2019) is over 334 persons including 127 research workers: 15 scientists with Dsc degree and over 57 – with PhD degree.
Main directions of research:
- Computer aided design/manufacturing/engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE)
- Processing and recognition of signals, images and speech
- Operations research and discrete optimization
- Decision making support systems
- Bio- and medical informatics
- Space and remote sensing data processing, geoinformation systems
- Supercomputer systems and applications, GRID-technologies
- Computer networks and telematics application
- Information protection
- Input-output of video information
- Information reference systems
«IntonTrainer» - Software system for oral speech intonation training
Developer: Boris M. Lobanov, ZhitkoVladimir (Lobanov@newman.bas-net.by)
The software system under OS Windows 7, 8, 10 is designed for learning the intonation of oral speech. The learning is based on comparing the melodic portraits of a pattern phrase and a phrase pronounced by a learner. The acoustic data base includes large set of pattern phrases which cover most intonation samples of the language. The system is based on interactive auditory and visual contacts with a learner and also provides quantitative evaluation of intonation fidelity. Currently the system is ready for intonation learning of Russian and English. The localization for other languages could be easily realized by creation of proper acoustic data bases.
The system could be useful for persons who would like to improve their intonation abilities in native language and also the languages of other countries. For free access the site https://intontrainer.by/ is opened.
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