ISCA International Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2009)

Wroxall Abbey Estate, Warwickshire, England
September 3-5, 2009

Automated Generation of Example Contexts for Helping Children Learn Vocabulary

Liu Liu, Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist

Project LISTEN, School of Computer Science , Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

This paper addresses the problem of generating good example contexts to help children learn vocabulary. We construct candidate contexts from the Google N-gram corpus. We propose a set of constraints on good contexts, and use them to filter candidate example contexts. We evaluate the automatically generated contexts by comparison to example contexts from children’s dictionaries and from children’s stories.

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Bibliographic reference.  Liu, Liu / Mostow, Jack / Aist, Gregory (2009): "Automated generation of example contexts for helping children learn vocabulary", In SLaTE-2009, 129-132.