CEFLE and Direkt Profil: a new computer learner corpus in French L2 and a system for grammatical profiling

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The importance of computer learner corpora for research in both second language acquisition and foreign language teaching is rapidly increasing. Computer learner corpora can provide us with data to describe the learner's interlanguage system at different points of its development and they can be used to create pedagogical tools.
In this paper, we first present a new computer learner corpora in French. We then describe an analyzer called Direkt Profil, that we have developed using this corpus. The system carries out a sentence analysis based on developmental sequences, i.e. local morphosyntactic phenomena linked to a development in the acquisition of French as a foreign language. We present a brief introduction to developmental sequences and some examples in French. In the final section, we introduce and evaluate a method to optimize the definition and detection of learner profiles using machine-learning techniques.

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  • Computer Science
  • Languages and Literature
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation
EditorsPierre Nugues, Malin Ågren, Jonas Thulin, Emil Persson, Suzanne Schlyter
PublisherELRA
Pages565-570
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventLREC-2006, The fifth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation - Genoa
Duration: 2006 May 242006 May 26

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ConferenceLREC-2006, The fifth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation
Period2006/05/242006/05/26

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