Building video concordancer supported english online learning exemplification

Chih Hsiung Fu, Kun Te Wang, Shu Chen Cheng, Ting Wei Hou

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Language acquisition is by the process of the human interaction and the context developed in a language. For English-as-Foreign-Language (EFL) students, language presentation must give attention to the roles played by sound, gesture and context in the process of genuine communication in order to understanding the meaning of the language. Using video clips from contemporary films and videos is an alternative approach for students to support their acquisition of the learning language in a real world context. In this study, an innovative learning-assisted system is proposed, named the Video Concordancer, which uses a word-stem algorithm to retrieve specific words and their families from a multimedia corpus, as well as subsequently utilize the mutual information approach to analyze word collocations to appropriately present the use of words with several of the video contexts. This multimedia-based aid enables students in Internet-based English learning settings to find engaging, authentic examples of multilingual language in use, giving students the opportunities to strengthen their language skills in a culturally relevant way.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2008 - 9th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, Proceedings
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event9th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2008 - Tainan, Taiwan
Duration: 2008 Dec 92008 Dec 13

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5353 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other9th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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