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Quizzes on tap: exporting a test generation system from one less resourced language to another

Maritxalar, Montse, Uí Dhonnchadha, Elaine, Foster, Jennifer orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-7789-4853 and Ward, Monica orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-7327-1395 (2011) Quizzes on tap: exporting a test generation system from one less resourced language to another. In: LTC 2011 : 5th Language and Technology Conference, 25-27 Nov 2011, Poznan, Poland.

It is difficult to develop and deploy Language Technology and applications for minority languages for many reasons. These include the lack of Natural Language Processing (NLP) resources for the language, a scarcity of NLP researchers who speak the language and the communication gap between teachers in the classroom and researchers working in universities and other centres of research. One approach to overcoming these obstacles is for researchers interested in Less-Resourced Languages (LRLs) to work together in reusing and adapting existing resources where possible. This article outlines how a multiple-choice quiz generator for Basque was adapted for Irish. The Quizzes on Tap (QOT) system uses Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) to automatically generate multiple choice test items. Adapting the Basque application to work for Irish involved the sourcing of suitable Irish corpora and a morphological engine for Irish, as well as the compilation of a development set. Various integration issues arising from differences between Basque and Irish needed to be dealt with. The QOT system provides a useful resource that enables Irish teachers to produce both domain-specific and generalknowledge quizzes in a timely manner, for children with varying levels of exposure to the language. Keywords: LRL, less-resourced languages, Irish, morphological analysis, multiple choice test
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Workshop
Additional Information:Poss publd in Springer LNAI. Unable to find (10/4/2013)
Uncontrolled Keywords:morphological analysis
Subjects:Computer Science > Computational linguistics
Humanities > Irish language
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17977
Deposited On:10 Apr 2013 12:56 by Jennifer Foster . Last Modified 16 May 2022 13:07

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