Answering confucius: The reason why we complicate

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dc.identifier.uri Pereira Nunes, Bernardo Pedrosa, Stella Kawase, Ricardo Alrifai, Mohammad Marenzi, Ivana Dietze, Stefan Casanova, Marco Antonio
dc.contributor.editor Hernández-Leo, Davinia
dc.contributor.editor Ley, Tobias
dc.contributor.editor Klamma, Ralf
dc.contributor.editor Harrer, Andreas 2017-04-20T08:42:20Z 2017-04-20T08:42:20Z 2013
dc.identifier.citation Pereira Nunes, B.; Pedrosa, S.; Kawase, R.; Alrifai, M.; Marenzi, I. et al.: Answering confucius: The reason why we complicate. In: Hernández-Leo, D.; Ley, T.; Klamma, R.; Harrer, A. (Eds.): Scaling up Learning for Sustained Impact. Heidelberg : Springer Verlag, 2013 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; 8095), S. 496-501. DOI:
dc.description.abstract Learning is a level-progressing process. In any field of study, one must master basic concepts to understand more complex ones. Thus, it is important that during the learning process learners are presented and challenged with knowledge which they are able to comprehend (not a level below, not a level too high). In this work we focus on language learners. By gradually improving (complicating) texts, readers are challenged to learn new vocabulary. To achieve such goals, in this paper we propose and evaluate the 'complicator' that translates given sentences to a chosen level of higher degree of difficulty. The 'complicator' is based on natural language processing and information retrieval approaches that perform lexical replacements. 30 native English speakers participated in a user study evaluating our methods on an expert-tailored dataset of children books. Results show that our tool can be of great utility for language learners who are willing to improve their vocabulary. The final publication is available at Springer via eng
dc.description.sponsorship TERENCE
dc.description.sponsorship EC/FP7
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Heidelberg : Springer Verlag
dc.relation.ispartof Scaling up Learning for Sustained Impact eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; 8095
dc.rights Es gilt deutsches Urheberrecht. Das Dokument darf zum eigenen Gebrauch kostenfrei genutzt, aber nicht im Internet bereitgestellt oder an Außenstehende weitergegeben werden.
dc.subject language development eng
dc.subject learning process eng
dc.subject Technology enhanced learning eng
dc.subject Basic concepts eng
dc.subject Children books eng
dc.subject Information retrieval approach eng
dc.subject Language development eng
dc.subject Natural language processing eng
dc.subject Technology enhanced learning eng
dc.subject User study eng
dc.subject Natural language processing systems eng
dc.subject Learning systems eng
dc.subject.ddc 004 | Informatik ger
dc.subject.ddc 370 | Erziehung, Schul- und Bildungswesen ger
dc.title Answering confucius: The reason why we complicate eng
dc.type bookPart
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.type Text
dc.relation.essn 0302-9743
dc.relation.isbn 978-3-642-40813-7
dc.relation.isbn 978-3-642-40814-4
dc.relation.doi 10.1007/978-3-642-40814-4_45
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 8095
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 496
dc.bibliographicCitation.lastPage 501
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