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Hamburg vl3 presentation_Final

  1. 1. The VL3A Project at the Crossroads betweenLinguistics and Computer Science Camelia Nunez Antonio Jimenez-Mavillard
  2. 2. The Idea IMPROVEDCHATTING IN COMMUNICATIVE VIRTUALTHE TARGET COMPETENCE FOR ENVIRONMENTLANGUAGE LANGUAGE LEARNERS
  3. 3. Why?solve a real problem in the area of foreign languagelearning: lack of opportunity for language learners tointeract (native) speakers of the target language.
  4. 4. How? Second LanguageLinguistics Acquisition MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH Natural LanguagePedagogy Processing
  5. 5. Starting Point: LinguisticsLanguage Syntax Phonology Morphology Semantics Pragmatics
  6. 6. Starting Point: SLALanguage Acquisition Input Interaction theories Automaticity
  7. 7. Starting Point: PedagogyLanguage Teaching and Learning Linguistic Competence vs. Communicative Competence Limited opportunities for interaction in the TL
  8. 8. Starting Point: NLPNatural language and computers Natural language understanding Natural language generation Dialogue systems
  9. 9. The VL3Virtual Assistant (Web Interface)VL3 EngineLexiconGrammar(s)Conversation ScenariosConversation GoalsError FeedbackMobile Application
  10. 10. The VL3 Web Interface
  11. 11. The VL3 UsersProfiles Teacher/Researcher Student/Learner
  12. 12. The VL3 EngineTechnological platform for the VL3 requirements Grammar Processor Dialogue Manager Response Generator
  13. 13. The VL3 LexiconDatabase with over 1,200,000 annotated words in Spanish
  14. 14. The VL3 Grammar(s)How is “¡Buenos días!” interpreted by… S = ADJ + NOUN a) … a linguist? b) … a computer scientist?
  15. 15. The VL3 Conversation Scenarios
  16. 16. The VL3 Conversation Goals Goals Category Expected Greetings and leavetakings at least one leave takingExpressions of courtesy at least one courtesy expressionIdentifying yourself and others saying nameSaying where you are from and asking where saying where he/she is fromothers are fromCountry list at least one countryQuestion words asking where someone is from asking someone their name “yo” form (soy)The present tense of the verb ser. “él” form (es) “tú” form (eres)Reflexivity verb “llamarse” (1st and 2nd person)Expressions of courtesy at least one courtesy expression
  17. 17. Error Feedback from the VL3
  18. 18. The VL3 App
  19. 19. Thank you! Camelia Nunez Antonio Jimenez-Mavillard contact@cultureplex.ca

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