Article | Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012 | Waste not; want not: Towards a system architecture for ICALL based on NLP component re-use

Title:
Waste not; want not: Towards a system architecture for ICALL based on NLP component re-use
Author:
Elena Volodina: Språkbanken (Swedish Language Bank), University of Gothenburg, Sweden Lars Borin: Språkbanken (Swedish Language Bank), University of Gothenburg, Sweden Hrafn Lofsson: School of Computer Science, ReykjavĂ­k University, Iceland Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir: School of Humanities, University of Iceland, Iceland Guðmundur Örn Leifsson: School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Iceland, Iceland
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Year:
2012
Conference:
Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012
Issue:
080
Article no.:
006
Pages:
47-58
No. of pages:
12
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-11-12
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


It is a surprising fact that; despite the existence of various mature Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools and resources that can potentially benefit language learning; very few projects are devoted to development of Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL) applications. This paper presents an on-going collaborative project whose overall aim is to develop an opensource system architecture for supporting ICALL systems that will facilitate re-use of existing NLP tools and resources on a plug-and-play basis. The two language teams – Icelandic and Swedish – have tested the architecture design by implementing two ICALL applications which convincingly show how principles defined by Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA); with web services as implementation technology; can benefit re-use of existing NLP components in ICALL applications. This paper introduces the project; provides the theoretical and practical background; describes the different paths adopted within the two language teams; and presents the first results.

Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012

Author:
Elena Volodina, Lars Borin, Hrafn Lofsson, Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Guðmundur Örn Leifsson
Title:
Waste not; want not: Towards a system architecture for ICALL based on NLP component re-use
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Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012

Author:
Elena Volodina, Lars Borin, Hrafn Lofsson, Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Guðmundur Örn Leifsson
Title:
Waste not; want not: Towards a system architecture for ICALL based on NLP component re-use
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