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Integration of Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing Technology
in Computer Aided Language Learning.


The last ten years have witnessed the development of sophisticated Computational Linguistics (CL) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies. To date, perhaps surprisingly, these technologies have been underused in Computer Aided Language Learning (CALL) applications, apart from a few pioneering projects. There are many reasons for this, the main one being that most professionals with educational expertise have little or no technical expertise and those professionals with technical expertise, have little or no educational expertise.

CL and NLP technology have a lot to offer CALL, for example, in the form of 'low-level' CL/NLP applications ranging from spell-checking applications, automatic exercise generation with instant feedback and correction using finite state 2-level morphology tools, speech recognition and generation, grammar checkers, electronic dictionaries, thesauri etc. The aim of the research project is to integrate revelant CL/NLP techniques into a CALL program.

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Papers
Greene, C., Keogh, K., Koller, T., Wagner, J., Ward, M. & van Genabith, J. (2004) Using NLP Technology in CALL Symposium organised by the NLP and Speech Technologies in Advanced Language Learning Systems Special Interest Group, Venice, Italy.

Keogh, K., Koller, T., Ward, M., عي Dhonnchadha, E. & van Genabith, J. (2004) CL for CALL in the Primary School eLearning for Computational Linguistics and Computational Linguistics for eLearning. International Workshop in Association with COLING 2004, Geneva, Switzerland.

Abstracts
Keogh, K. & Greene, C. (2003) Multi-layered Collaborative CALL CALICO 2003, University of Ottawa, Canada (24th May 2003).

Keogh, K. (2004) CALL for Modern Languages in Primary Schools - the Irish Model Eurocall 2004, Vienna, Austria (3rd September 2004).

Keogh, K. & Greene, C. (2004) CALL for Disadvantaged Students Eurocall 2004, Vienna, Austria (4th September 2004).

Keogh, K & Ward, M. (2004) ICALL in the Primary School Environment Fourth Pre-conference workshop organised by the Special Interest Group in Language Processing in Eurocall, Vienna, Austria (1st September 2004).


Poster Presentations

Keogh, K. (2003) ICALL for German in the Primary School Environment Annual IRCSET Symposium 2003, The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin (published
abstract pp.103-104, poster).

Keogh, K. (2004) Integration of Low-Level CL/NLP Technology in CALL: ICALL for German in the Primary School Environment Second Annual IRCSET Symposium 2004, Croke Park, Dublin (published abstract pp.77).


Presentations

Keogh, K. & Greene, C. (2003) CALL Project HLT Seminar Series, Dublin City University, Dublin (March 2003).

Keogh, K. & Greene, C. (2003) Multi-layered Collaborative CALL Postgraduate Research Seminar, Dublin City University, Dublin (May 2003).

Keogh, K. & Greene, C. (2003) Multi-layered Collaborative CALL CALICO 2003, University of Ottawa, Canada (24th May 2003).

Keogh, K. (2003) CALL for Disadvantaged Students ELSNET 2003 Summer School, Lille, France (18th July 2003).

Keogh, K. (2004) ICALL at DCU Fact finding session with MLPSI, Dublin City University, Dublin (12th January 2004).

Keogh, K., Koller, T., Ward, M., عي Dhonnchadha, E. & van Genabith, J. (2004) CL for CALL in the Primary School eLearning for Computational Linguistics and Computational Linguistics for eLearning. International Workshop in Association with COLING 2004, Geneva, Switzerland (28th August 2004).

Keogh, K. (2004) CALL for Modern Languages in Primary Schools - the Irish Model Eurocall 2004, Vienna, Austria (3rd September 2004).

Keogh, K. & Greene, C. (2004) CALL for Disadvantaged Students Eurocall 2004, Vienna, Austria (4th September 2004).

Keogh, K & Ward, M. (2004) ICALL in the Primary School Environment Fourth Pre-conference workshop organised by the Special Interest Group in Language Processing in Eurocall, Vienna, Austria (1st September 2004).