An Approach to Representation and Extraction of Terminological Knowledge in ICALL

Darina Dicheva, Vania Dimitrova

Abstract


This paper addresses an innovative approach to computer assisted learning of foreign language terminology which involves supporting not only foreign language learning focused on specific terminology but also the enhancement of conceptual knowledge in the subject area. ITELS - an intelligent tutoring system aimed at helping Bulgarians to learn English terminology in a particular subject area exemplifies the main ideas of this approach. The paper focuses on the issues of representation and extraction of terminological knowledge, which are of crucial importance for the system's overall performance. The most significant aspect of the proposed approach lies in separating language knowledge from subject area knowledge. The paper suggests a way of building a terminological knowledge base and of using it for intelligent language instruction.


Keywords


Terminology Knowledge Processing, Conceptual Graphs, Computer Assisted Language Learning, Intelligent Tutoring Systems

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