Tools for supporting language learning for Sakha

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Ivanova , S , Katinskaia , A & Yangarber , R 2019 , Tools for supporting language learning for Sakha . in M Hartmann & B Plank (eds) , 22nd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa) : Proceedings of the Conference . Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings , no. 167 , NEALT Proceedings Series , no. 42 , Linköping University Electronic Press (LiU E-Press) , Linköping , pp. 155-163 , Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics , Turku , Finland , 30/09/2019 .

Title: Tools for supporting language learning for Sakha
Author: Ivanova, Sardana; Katinskaia, Anisia; Yangarber, Roman
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science
University of Helsinki, Department of Languages
University of Helsinki, Department of Digital Humanities
Hartmann, Mareike
Plank, Barbara



Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press (LiU E-Press)
Date: 2019
Language: eng
Number of pages: 9
Belongs to series: 22nd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa) Proceedings of the Conference
Belongs to series: Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings - NEALT Proceedings Series
ISBN: 978-91-7929-995-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/306295
Abstract: This paper presents an overview of linguistic resources available for the Sakha language, and presents new tools for supporting language learning for Sakha. The essential resources include a morphological analyzer, digital dictionaries, and corpora of Sakha texts. We extended an earlier version of the morphological analyzer/transducer, built on the Apertium finite-state platform. The analyzer currently has an adequate level of coverage, between 86% and 89% on two Sakha corpora. Based on these resources, we implement a language-learning environment for Sakha in the Revita computer-assisted language learning (CALL) platform. Revita is a freely available online language learning platform for learners beyond the beginner level. We describe the tools for Sakha currently integrated into the Revita platform. To our knowledge, at present this is the first large-scale project undertaken to support intermediate-advanced learners of a minority Siberian language.
Subject: 113 Computer and information sciences
6121 Languages
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