Intelligent Tutoring Systems for Foreign Language Learning

The Bridge to International Communication

  • Merryanna L. Swartz
  • Masoud Yazdani
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Merryanna L. Swartz
      Pages 1-6
  3. Teaching Practice: Understanding Technology and Language Learners

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Françoise Demaizière, Odile Blanvillain
      Pages 25-36
  4. Computational and Theoretical Bases for ITS: Grammars, Lexicons, Parsers, and Discourse Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-38
    2. George A. Miller, Christiane Fellbaum
      Pages 89-102
    3. Carl H. Frederiksen, Janet Donin, Michel Décary, Michael Hoover
      Pages 103-121
  5. Modeling the Language Learner: Computational Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-124
    2. Thierry Chanier, Michael Pengelly, Michael Twidale, John Self
      Pages 125-150
    3. Stefano A. Cerri, Elena Cheli, Angus McIntyre
      Pages 171-190
  6. Tutoring Knowledge and Learner Control: Knowledge Representation, Computational Strategies, and Environments

  7. Computer Systems and Environments for Foreign Language Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-262
    2. H. Altay Güvenir
      Pages 275-291
    3. Eleanor Criswell, Heidi Byrnes, Guenter Pfister
      Pages 307-319
    4. Joseph Psotka, Melissa Holland, Stephen Kerst
      Pages 321-335
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 336-352

About these proceedings


Multilingual communication within the world community is important for economic, political, and cultural interactions. In a global environment where other languages are increasing in importance in addition to recognized intemational standards (i. e., English and French), language learning is becoming more important for improved international relations. At the same time, recent advances in instructional technology make the promise of building intelligent tutoring systems in advanced technology laboratories to teach these language skills a reality in the near future. These tutoring systems, therefore, may help us foster improved methods for acquiring languages. As active language learners and instructional technology researchers, we felt an international meeting with similar individuals was needed to discuss how such advanced tutoring systems are to be designed and implemented. We held such a meeting, the results of which are presented in this volume. The purpose of this Advanced Workshop, sponsored by the NATO Scientific Affairs Division, was to bring together a multidisciplinary group of researchers who were active in the development of intelligent tutoring systems for foreign language learning. Participants came from computer science, computational linguistics, psychology, and foreign language learning. Washington, D.C. was selected for the Workshop site since it is Merryanna's home city, the capitol of the United States, and an international, multilingual community in its own right. Masoud agreed to the location (with a promise to be shown the White House!) and graciously volunteered to coordinate activities from the European side.


Linguistische Datenverarbeitung artificial intelligence behavior cognition grammar intelligent tutoring systems knowledge knowledge representation learning linguistics memory modeling multimedia natural language natural language processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Merryanna L. Swartz
    • 1
  • Masoud Yazdani
    • 2
  1. 1.Advanced TechnologyVitro CorporationSilver SpringUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ExeterExeterUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77204-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77202-3
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