Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Monica Ward
Jennifer Foster
Elaine Ui Dhonnchadha
Montse Maritxalar

Subjects

Linguistics

Topics
language technology morphological analysis irish language natural resources computational linguistics language resources minority languages natural language processing

Quizzes on tap: exporting a test generation system from one less resourced language to another (2011)

Abstract It is difficult to develop and deploy Language Technology and applications for minority languages for many reasons. These include the lack of Natural Language Processing (NLP) resources for the language, a scarcity of NLP researchers who speak the language and the communication gap between teachers in the classroom and researchers working in universities and other centres of research. One approach to overcoming these obstacles is for researchers interested in Less-Resourced Languages (LRLs) to work together in reusing and adapting existing resources where possible. This article outlines how a multiple-choice quiz generator for Basque was adapted for Irish. The Quizzes on Tap (QOT) system uses Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) to automatically generate multiple choice test items. Adapting the Basque application to work for Irish involved the sourcing of suitable Irish corpora and a morphological engine for Irish, as well as the compilation of a development set. Various integration issues arising from differences between Basque and Irish needed to be dealt with. The QOT system provides a useful resource that enables Irish teachers to produce both domain-specific and generalknowledge quizzes in a timely manner, for children with varying levels of exposure to the language. Keywords: LRL, less-resourced languages, Irish, morphological analysis, multiple choice test
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Humanities: Irish language
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Computational linguistics
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Humanities
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Full list of authors on original publication

Monica Ward, Jennifer Foster, Elaine Ui Dhonnchadha, Montse Maritxalar

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