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KaLeSy-CJ: Kanji Learning System Focusing on Differences Between Chinese and Japanese

  • Sa Lu
  • Naoko Yamashita
  • Hiroyuki Tominaga
  • Toshihiro Hayashi
  • Toshinori Yamasaki
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4553)

Abstract

We developed a Japanese Kanji learning system, called “KaLeSy-CJ”, for native Chinese learners focusing on the differences between Chinese Characters and Japanese Kanji. Considering the differences in reading, writing, and meaning between Chinese Characters and Japanese Kanji, it is important for native Chinese learners to pay attention to these differences learning Kanji. In this study, we have analyzed the crucial differences between two languages, and have proposed the way to exercise native Chinese learners. Based on our proposal, we have developed a Japanese Kanji learning system called “KaLeSy-CJ”. In addition, we have evaluated our system and confirmed that KaLeSy-CJ provided suitable Kanji learning environment for Chinese speakers.

Keywords

Weak Point Chinese Character Chinese Learner Chinese Speaker Subtle Distinction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sa Lu
    • 1
  • Naoko Yamashita
    • 3
  • Hiroyuki Tominaga
    • 1
  • Toshihiro Hayashi
    • 2
  • Toshinori Yamasaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University 
  2. 2.Information Technology Center, Kagawa University, 2217-20 Hayashi-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa, 761-0396Japan
  3. 3.Faculty of Education, Kagawa University, 1-1 Saiwai-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa, 760-8522Japan

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