Agent-mediated language-learning environment based on communicative gaps

Hiroaki Ogata, Yuqin Liu, Youji Ochi, Yoneo Yano

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the problem of language transfer in foreign language learning. The transfer caused by the difference between learner’s mother language and target language, often leads a communicative gap. This paper first analyzes the semantic relations between learner’s mother language and target language. Then proposes a CGM (Communicative Gap Model) due to language difference. We have developed a communicative language-learning environment called Neckle (Network-based Communicative Kanji Learning Environment) to support foreign language learning through communication with native speakers. Neckle has a software agent that observes the conversation between the learner and the native speaker, checks up the communicative gap according to CGM, and notices the gap for the support of language learning congenial to each learner. Learners can not only be aware of the language difference but also acquire its cultural background from the native speakers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Tutoring Systems - 5th International Conference, ITS 2000, Proceedings
EditorsGilles Gauthier, Claude Frasson, Kurt VanLehn
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages454-463
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540676554
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event5th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2000 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jun 19 2000Jun 23 2000

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1839
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2000
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period6/19/006/23/00

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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