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Corpora Processing and Computational Scaffolding for a Web-Based English Learning Environment: The CANDLE Project
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CALICO Journal Volume 24, Number 1, ISSN 0742-7778

Abstract

This paper describes the development of an innovative web-based environment for English language learning with advanced data-driven and statistical approaches. The project uses various corpora, including a Chinese-English parallel corpus ("Sinorama") and various natural language processing (NLP) tools to construct effective English learning tasks for college learners with adaptive computational scaffolding. It integrates the expertise of a group of researchers in four areas: (a) advances in NLP technologies and applications, (b) construction of a self-access reading environment, (c) exploration of English language learning through written exercises and translations, and (d) use of bilingual corpora for culture-based English learning. In this paper, the conceptualization of the system and its various reference tools (e.g., a bilingual concordancer) for English learning and pilot testing on various modules (e.g., a reading module, Text Grader, and Collocation Practice) are reported. (Contains 4 figures and 8 tables.)

Citation

Liou, H.C., Chang, J.S., Chen, H.J., Lin, C.C., Liaw, M.L., Gao, Z.M., Jang, J.S.R., Yeh, Y., Chuang, T.C. & You, G.N. (2006). Corpora Processing and Computational Scaffolding for a Web-Based English Learning Environment: The CANDLE Project. CALICO Journal, 24(1), 77-95. Retrieved June 20, 2019 from .

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