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Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Page(s) 321 - 326
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 22nd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics
Place Turku

Open Access

URL https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W19-6135
Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)

Abstract

In this paper, we present a prototype for an online exercise aimed at learners of English and Swedish that serves multiple purposes. The exercise allows learners of the aforementioned languages to train their knowledge of particle verbs receiving clues from the exercise application. The user themselves decide which clue to receive and pay in virtual currency for each, which provides us with valuable information about the utility of the clues that we provide as well as the learners willingness to trade virtual currency versus accuracy of their choice. As resources, we use list with annotated levels from the proficiency scale defined by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and a multilingual corpus with syntactic dependency relations and word annotation for all language pairs. From the latter resource, we extract translation equivalents for particle verb construction together with a list of parallel corpus examples that can be used as clues in the exercise.
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