Creating Interactive Macaronic Interfaces for Language Learning

Adithya Renduchintala, Rebecca Knowles, Philipp Koehn, Jason Eisner

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Abstract

We present a prototype of a novel technology for second language instruction. Our learn-by-reading approach lets a human learner acquire new words and constructions by encountering them in context. To facilitate reading comprehension, our technology presents mixed native language (L1) and second language (L2) sentences to a learner and allows them to interact with the sentences to make the sentences easier (more L1-like) or harder (more L2-like) to read. Eventually, our system should continuously track a learner’s knowledge and learning style by modeling their interactions, including performance on a pop quiz feature. This will allow our system to generate personalized mixed-language texts for learners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics—System Demonstrations
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Pages133-138
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-945626-02-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2016
Event54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics—System Demonstrations - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 7 Aug 201612 Aug 2016
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Conference

Conference54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics—System Demonstrations
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period7/08/1612/08/16
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