Constraint-Based Modelling as a Tutoring Framework for Japanese Honorifics

  • Zachary T. Chung
  • Takehito Utsuro
  • Ma. Mercedes Rodrigo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10331)


Japanese honorifics establish the social and working relationship of people and it is indispensable in a conversation. In this research, we examine the use of Constraint-Based Modelling (CBM) and its implementation for developing a tutoring system for Japanese honorifics. We focus on implementing CBM for one form of honorifics called sonkeigo and we represent its formation through constraints. We demonstrate an implementation of a reading assistant tutor using CBM for rewriting sonkeigo expressions to their regular form and vice-versa by pattern matching via constraints.


Constraint-Based Modelling Japanese Honorifics Intelligent Tutoring Systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zachary T. Chung
    • 1
  • Takehito Utsuro
    • 1
  • Ma. Mercedes Rodrigo
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Ateneo de Manila UniversityQuezon CityPhilippines

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