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Interlingua: Linking Textbooks Across Different Languages

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Presented at the First Workshop on Intelligent Textbooks (Chicago, IL, US; June 25, 2019)

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Interlingua: Linking Textbooks Across Different Languages

  1. 1. © 2014 interlingua Interlingua: linking textbooks across different languages Isaac Alpizar-Chacon, Sergey Sosnovsky 25/06/2019
  2. 2. © 2014 interlingua Problems of “interlingual” students • Transition to a new educational context is aggravated by the need to study in a foreign language: – unfamiliar teaching tradition – prerequisite knowledge exist in a different language 2
  3. 3. © 2014 interlingua Project Approach development of an online intelligent educational solution to provide interlingual students with on-demand access to relevant learning material in their mother tongue 3 Standardab- weichung Écart type
  4. 4. © 2014 interlingua Interlingua Technology (1) 4 Step 1: Textbook structure extraction Chapter1 Section1.1 Subsection1.1.1 Subsection1.1.2 … Section1.2 Subsection1.2.2 …
  5. 5. © 2014 interlingua Interlingua Technology (2) 5 Chapter1 Section1.1 Subsection1.1.1 Subsection1.1.2 … Section1.2 Subsection1.2.2 … Step2: Textbook index extraction term -> page# term -> page# term -> page# term -> page# term -> page# ….
  6. 6. © 2014 interlingua Interlingua Technology (3) 6 Chapter1 Section1.1 Subsection1.1.1 Subsection1.1.2 … Section1.2 Subsection1.2.2 … term -> page# term -> page# term -> page# term -> page# term -> page# …. Statistics ontology Step 3: Semantic Annotation .... .... ....
  7. 7. © 2014 interlingua Multilingual ontology of statistics • Source of concepts names: – Le glossaire ISI / ISI Glossar (http://isi.cbs.nl/glossary/) – ~3500 terms in ~25 languages – Synonyms in all languages • Source of relations and explanations: – dbPedia (http://dbpedia.org ) – „related“ concepts – concept definitions – links to Wikipedia pages 7 standard score z-score note réduite résultat type note typique ponctuation standard score centré réduit z-Score standardisierter Score Standardpunktwertung In statistics, the standard score is the (signed) number of standard deviations an observation or… standard score En probabilités et statistiques, une variable centrée réduite est une variable aléatoire… Unter Standardisierung oder z-Transformation versteht man in der mathematischen Statistik eine … Statistical Ratios http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_score Type FR DE EN t-statistics Type ……
  8. 8. © 2014 interlingua Interlingua Technology (4) 8 Statistics ontology Other textbooks Self- assessment .... .... .... Semantic model of the textbook
  9. 9. © 2014 interlingua Interlingua Technology 9 .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... DE
  10. 10. © 2014 interlingua Relevant reading in one’s mother tounge 10
  11. 11. © 2014 interlingua Relevant reading in one’s mother tounge 11
  12. 12. © 2014 interlingua Help with terminology 12
  13. 13. © 2014 interlingua Help with terminology (cont.) 13
  14. 14. © 2014 interlingua Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung Fonds européen de développement régional Die Europäische Union investiert in Ihre Zukunft L‘Union Européenne investit dans votre avenir Questions?

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