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By Trude Heift

This booklet offers the 1st accomplished evaluation of theoretical concerns, historic advancements and present developments in ICALL (Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning). It assumes a simple familiarity with moment Language Acquisition (SLA) conception and educating, name and linguistics. it really is of curiosity to higher undergraduate and/or graduate scholars who research name, SLA, language pedagogy, utilized linguistics, computational linguistics or synthetic intelligence in addition to researchers with a historical past in any of those fields.

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33) This is probably the main reason for a lack of commercially available (and commercially viable) parser-based CALL applications that make good use of human language technology. However, it is to be hoped that this hurdle can be overcome in the not too distant future. Certainly, sufficient expertise in the area of HLT has accumulated over recent years and an increasing number of computer programs exploit this technology. Holland et al. (1993) answer their title question What are parsers good for?

Finlay & Dix, 1996). , 1995, for an introduction) and Natural Language Generation, is not just an important branch of AI, but also closely linked to Computational and Formal Linguistics and Cognitive Science. According to Jurafsky (2000), by speech and [natural] language processing, we have in mind those computational techniques that process spoken and written human language, as language…. What distinguishes these language processing applications from other data processing systems is their use of knowledge of language.

Künzel (1995) suggests that “the limitations set on this method by the computer could very well be considerably lessened by CALL programs being written in ‘hyper’-mode” (p. 110). Many CALL programs published in the 1990s attempt to offer this kind of flexibility to the student by using the concept of hypertext. , Visual Basic, Delphi) enable the CALL developer to implement hypertext features in their CALL applications. , Felix, 1998, 2001, 2003). The relative simplicity of HTML (Hypertext Mark-up Language) and the fact that HTML editors and browsers are widely available and relatively inexpensive, offers language teachers the opportunity to present their learning material in a hypertext.

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