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A Generic Software Framework for Intelligent Integrated Computer-Assisted Language Learning (iiCALL) Environment

  • Harald WahlEmail author
  • Rudolf Galler
  • Werner Winiwarter
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9412)

Abstract

Intelligent Integrated Computer-Assisted Language Learning (iiCALL) describes various approaches in the field of second language learning. The term ‘‘Integrated’’ refers to approaches which operate inside established workspaces such as Web-browsers and e-mail clients, whereas the term ‘‘Intelligent’’ relates to appropriate methods from the field of computer linguistics. The iiCALL environments are composed of several single systems, which are developed by specialists from different domains with specific background-knowledge (e.g. didactic experts, linguists, or software developers). High-quality solutions of such learning environments are characterized by solid technical delivery and proper language content. Both demand semantic interoperability between these systems as well as flexibility and scalability of the entire environment. Similar challenges exist in healthcare. Hence, the idea of the Health Level Seven V3 standard is adapted to meet the requirements for iiCALL. This paper addresses this challenge and presents a development framework for the conception of iiCALL, as well as a software framework for generic and transparent information exchange within those environments.

Keywords

Computer-assisted language learning iiCALL Web-based learning Natural language processing NLP Integrated learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Engineering and SecurityUniversity of Applied Sciences Technikum WienViennaAustria
  2. 2.Research Group Data Analytics and ComputingUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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