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Title:
Generating Modular Grammar Exercises with Finite-State Transducers
Author:
Lene Antonsen: University of Tromsø, Norway Ryan Johnson: University of Tromsø, Norway Trond Trosterud: University of Tromsø, Norway Heli Uibo: University of Tromsø, Norway
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Year:
2013
Conference:
Proceedings of the second workshop on NLP for computer-assisted language learning at NODALIDA 2013; May 22-24; Oslo; Norway. NEALT Proceedings Series 17
Issue:
086
Article no.:
003
Pages:
27-38
No. of pages:
12
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2013-05-17
ISBN:
978-91-7519-588-9
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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This paper presents an ICALL system for learning complex inflection systems; based upon finite state transducers (FST). Using a FST has several advantages: it makes it possible to generate a virtually unlimited set of exercises with a relatively small amount of work; and it makes it possible to process both input and output according to a wide range of parameters; such as dialect variation; and varying writing conventions. It also makes it possible to anticipate common error types; and give precise feedback both on errors and possible corrections. It shifts the developer’s focus from form generation and over to a pedagogically-motivated modelling of the learning task. The system is in active use on the web for two Saami languages; but can be made to work for any inflectional language.

Keywords: ICALL; Morphology; FST; Generating Exercises

Proceedings of the second workshop on NLP for computer-assisted language learning at NODALIDA 2013; May 22-24; Oslo; Norway. NEALT Proceedings Series 17

Author:
Lene Antonsen, Ryan Johnson, Trond Trosterud, Heli Uibo
Title:
Generating Modular Grammar Exercises with Finite-State Transducers
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Proceedings of the second workshop on NLP for computer-assisted language learning at NODALIDA 2013; May 22-24; Oslo; Norway. NEALT Proceedings Series 17

Author:
Lene Antonsen, Ryan Johnson, Trond Trosterud, Heli Uibo
Title:
Generating Modular Grammar Exercises with Finite-State Transducers
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