PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

A Second Language Acquisition Model Using Example Generalization and Concept Categories
Ari Rappoport and Vera Sheinman
ACL 2005 Workshop on Psycho-computational Models of Human Language Acquisition 2005.


We present a computational model of acquiring a second language from example sentences. Our learning algorithms build a construction grammar language model, and generalize using form-based patterns and the learner’s conceptual system. We use a unique professional language learning corpus, and show that substantial reliable learning can be achieved even though the corpus is very small. The model is applied to assisting the authoring of Japanese language learning corpora.

EPrint Type:Article
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Natural Language Processing
ID Code:4097
Deposited By:Ari Rappoport
Deposited On:25 March 2008