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Terminological Grid and Free Text Repositories in Computer-Aided Teaching of Foreign Language Terminology

Summary: Terminological Grid and Free Text Repositories in Computer-Aided Teaching of
Foreign Language Terminology
Galia Angelova, Albena Strupchanska, Ognian Kalaydjiev, Svetla Boytcheva, Irena Vitanova
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Institute for Parallel Processing Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
25A Acad. G. Bonchev Str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria and Faculty of Economics
{galia,albena,ogi}@lml.bas.bg svetla@fmi.uni-sofia.bg, itv@gmx.co.uk
This paper describes the language resources used in the project Larflast1
and their role in the Web-based prototype STyLE (Scientific
Terminology Learning Environment) which supports adaptive learning of English financial terminology with a target group of adults,
non-native speakers with intermediate level of English proficiency. Larflast attempts to improve the language learning process by
intelligent integration of advanced natural language technologies (deep semantic analysis of free utterances and personalised
information retrieval) into a single coherent system. The learning environment STyLE is implemented as a self-tuition workbench
which offers a number of drills testing learner's comprehension of financial terminology and assessing his/her knowledge. User
evaluation showed the positive and negative features of our approach in general and STyLE in particular. The conclusion is that
language technologies have a long way to go, until they find the proper wrappings for integration of advanced applications and the
necessary resources into useful systems.
Learning Foreign Language Scientific Terminology, a Copernicus'98 Joint Research Project, funded by the European Commission in


Source: Angelova, Galia - Linguistic Modelling Department, Institute for Parallel Processing (Sofia, Bulgaria)


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences