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Title:
WordGap - Automatic Generation of Gap-Filling Vocabulary Exercises for Mobile Learning
Author:
Susanne Knoop: University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany Sabrina Wilske: University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
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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.:
004
Pages:
39-47
No. of pages:
9
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
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
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Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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We present a mobile application for learners of English as a second language that instantaneously generates gap filling exercises from a given text. The app provides an opportunity for contextualized vocabulary learning; customized to the learner’s interest. Part of the exercise is a multiple choice of the original gap filler plus a set of incorrect distractor items. The key problem to solve in order to automatically generate this type of exercises is the selection of suitable distractor items. For the implementation of the application; we employ strategies proposed in previous work; making use of freely available tools and resources.

Keywords: Vocabulary; ESL; NLP; CALL; cloze exercises; gap filling; Android; informal language learning; mobile learning

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:
Susanne Knoop, Sabrina Wilske
Title:
WordGap - Automatic Generation of Gap-Filling Vocabulary Exercises for Mobile Learning
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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:
Susanne Knoop, Sabrina Wilske
Title:
WordGap - Automatic Generation of Gap-Filling Vocabulary Exercises for Mobile Learning
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