A Model to Disambiguate Natural Language Parses on the Basis of User Language Proficiency: Design and Evaluation

  • Lisa N. Michaud
  • Kathleen F. McCoy
  • Rashida Z. Davis


This paper discusses the design and evaluation of an implemented user model in ICICLE, an instruction system for users writing in a second language. We show that in the task of disambiguating natural language parses, a blended model combining overlay techniques with user stereotyping representing typical linguistic acquisition sequences captures user individuality while supplementing incomplete information with stereotypic reasoning


computer-aided language learning learner modeling natural language parse disambiguation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisa N. Michaud
    • 1
  • Kathleen F. McCoy
    • 2
  • Rashida Z. Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceWheaton CollegeNortonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information SciencesUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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