@inProceedings{Volodina-Elena2012-154723, title = {Introducing Swedish Kelly-list, a new free e-resource for Swedish}, abstract = {Frequency lists and/or lexicons contain information about the words and their statistics. They tend to find their “readers” among linguists, lexicographers, language teachers. Making them available in electronic format helps to expand the target group to cover language engineers, computer programmers and other specialists working in such areas as information retrieval, spam filtering, text readability analysis, test generation, etc. This article describes a new freely available electronic frequency list of modern Swedish that was created in the EU project KELLY. We describe the state of affairs for Swedish frequency lexicons; provide a short description of the KELLY project; mention the corpus the list has been derived from. Further, we dwell on the type of information the list contains, describe shortly the steps for list generation; provide information on the coverage and some other statistics over the items in the list. Finally, some practical information on the license for the Swedish Kelly-list distribution is given; potential application areas are suggested; and future plans for its expansion are mentioned. We hope that with some publicity we can help this list find its users. }, booktitle = {LREC 2012 Proceedings}, author = {Volodina, Elena and Johansson Kokkinakis, Sofie}, year = {2012}, volume = {2012}, } @inProceedings{Volodina-Elena2012-165936, title = {Waste not, want not: Towards a system architecture for ICALL based on NLP component re-use}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL, Lund, 25th October, 2012}, author = {Volodina, Elena and Borin, Lars and Loftsson, Hrafn and Arnbjörnsdóttir, Birna and Leifsson, Guðmundur Örn}, year = {2012}, pages = {47--58}, } @inProceedings{Volodina-Elena2012-165961, title = {Semi-automatic selection of best corpus examples for Swedish: Initial algorithm evaluation.}, abstract = {The study presented here describes the results of the initial evaluation of two sorting approaches to automatic ranking of corpus examples for Swedish. Representatives from two potential target user groups have been asked to rate top three hits per approach for sixty search items from the point of view of the needs of their professional target groups, namely second/foreign language (L2) teachers and lexicographers. This evaluation has shown, on the one hand, which of the two approaches to example rating (called in the text below algorithms #1 and #2) performs better in terms of finding better examples for each target user group; and on the other hand, which features evaluators associate with good examples. It has also facilitated statistic analysis of the “good” versus “bad” examples with reference to the measurable features, such as sentence length, word length, lexical frequency profiles, PoS constitution, dependency structure, etc. with a potential to find out new reliable classifiers.}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL, Lund, 25th October, 2012. }, author = {Volodina, Elena and Johansson, Richard and Johansson Kokkinakis, Sofie}, year = {2012}, number = {080}, pages = {59--70}, } @techreport{Volodina-Elena2012-165964, title = {Swedish Kelly: Technical Report.}, author = {Volodina, Elena and Johansson Kokkinakis, Sofie}, year = {2012}, publisher = {University of Gothenburg}, adress = {Göteborg}, } @inProceedings{Volodina-Elena2012-168523, title = {Developing an Open-Source Web-Based Exercise Generator for Swedish}, abstract = {This paper reports on the ongoing international project System architecture for ICALL and the progress made by the Swedish partner. The Swedish team is developing a web-based exercise generator reusing available annotated corpora and lexical resources. Apart from the technical issues like implementation of the user interface and the underlying processing machinery, a number of interesting pedagogical questions need to be solved, e.g., adapting learner-oriented exercises to proficiency levels; selecting authentic examples of an appropriate difficulty level; automatically ranking corpus examples by their quality; providing feedback to the learner, and selecting vocabulary for training domain-specific, academic or general-purpose vocabulary. In this paper we describe what has been done so far, mention the exercise types that can be generated at the moment as well as describe the tasks left for the future. }, booktitle = {CALL: Using, Learning, Knowing. EuroCALL Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 22-25 August 2012, Proceedings. Eds. Linda Bradley and Sylvie Thouësny. Research-publishing.net, Dublin, Ireland}, author = {Volodina, Elena and Borin, Lars}, year = {2012}, volume = {2012}, ISBN = {978-1-908416-03-2}, } @inProceedings{Volodina-Elena2012-168516, title = {Towards a system architecture for ICALL}, abstract = {In this paper, we present an on-going project whose overall aim is to develop open-source system architecture for supporting ICALL systems that will facilitate re-use of existing NLP tools and resources on a plug-and-play basis. We introduce the project, describe the approaches adopted by the two language teams, and present two applications being developed using the proposed architecture.}, booktitle = {In G. Biswas et al. (eds), Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education. Singapore: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education}, author = {Volodina, Elena and Hrafn, Loftsson and Arnbjörnsdóttir, Birna and Borin, Lars and Leifsson, Guðmundur Örn}, year = {2012}, volume = {2012}, ISBN = {978-981-07-4649-0}, } @inProceedings{Charalabopoulou-Frieda2012-168525, title = {Building Corpus-Informed Word Lists for L2 Vocabulary Learning in Nine Languages}, abstract = {Lexical competence constitutes a crucial aspect in L2 learning, since building a rich repository of words is considered indispensable for successful communication. CALL practitioners have experimented with various kinds of computer-mediated glosses to facilitate L2 vocabulary building in the context of incidental vocabulary learning. Intentional learning, on the other hand, is generally underestimated, since it is considered out of fashion and not in line with the communicative L2 learning paradigm. Yet, work is still being done in this area and substantial body of research indicates that the usefulness of incidental vocabulary learning does not exclude the use of dedicated vocabulary study and that by using aids explicitly geared to building vocabularies (such as word lists and word cards) L2 learners exhibit good retention rates and faster learning gains. Intentional vocabulary study should, therefore, have its place in the instructional and learning context. Regardless of the approach, incidental or intentional, the crucial question with respect to vocabulary teaching/learning remains: which and how many words should we teach/learn at different language levels? An attempt to answer the above question was made within the framework of the EU-funded project titled “KELLY” (Keywords for Language Learning for Young and Adults Alike) presented here. The project aimed at building corpus-informed vocabulary lists for L2 learners ranging from A1 to C2 levels for nine languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian and Swedish. }, booktitle = {CALL: Using, Learning, Knowing. EuroCALL Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 22-25 August 2012, Proceedings. Eds. Linda Bradley and Sylvie Thouësny. Research-publishing.net, Dublin, Ireland}, author = {Charalabopoulou, Frieda and Gavrilidou, Maria and Johansson Kokkinakis, Sofie and Volodina, Elena}, year = {2012}, volume = {2012}, ISBN = {978-1-908416-03-2}, } @book{Borin-Lars2012-188679, title = {Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL}, author = {Borin, Lars and Volodina, Elena}, year = {2012}, publisher = {LiU Electronic Press}, adress = {Linköping}, }