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A flexible language learning platform based on language resources and web services.

Conference paper
Authors Elena Volodina
Ildikó Pilán
Lars Borin
Therese Lindström Tiedemann
Published in Proceedings of LREC 26-31 May 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland
Pages 3973-3978
ISBN 978-2-9517408-8-4
Publication year 2014
Published at Department of Swedish
Pages 3973-3978
Language en
Links www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2...
Keywords exercise generator; ICALL; Lärka
Subject categories Computational linguistics, Learning, Linguistics

Abstract

We present Lärka, the language learning platform of Språkbanken (the Swedish Language Bank). It consists of an exercise generator which reuses resources available through Språkbanken: mainly Korp, the corpus infrastructure, and Karp, the lexical infrastructure. Through Lärka we reach new user groups – students and teachers of Linguistics as well as second language learners and their teachers – and this way bring Språkbanken's resources in a relevant format to them. Lärka can therefore be viewed as a case of a real-life language resource evaluation with end users. In this article we describe Lärka's architecture, its user interface, and the five exercise types that have been released for users so far. The first user evaluation following in-class usage with students of linguistics, speech therapy and teacher candidates are presented. The outline of future work concludes the paper.

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