ERIC Number: ED046222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jan-11
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Towards the Automatic Generation of Programmed Foreign-Language Instructional Materials.
Van Campen, Joseph A.
The purpose of this report is to describe a set of programs which either perform certain tasks useful in the generation of programed foreign-language instructional material or facilitate the writing of such task-oriented programs by other researchers. The programs described are these: (1) a PDP-10 assembly language program for the selection from a coded vocabulary list of individual words to be used in generating a number of concrete drill sentences, (2) a coding system designed to allow the concise statement of a large set of semantic-syntactic patterns, (3) a program which utilizes material encoded according to the coding system described above, (4) a program for the automatic listing of individually coded vocabulary items under their semantic classes, (5) a new string-manipulation language for the PDP-10 computer, and (6) an Elementary Verbal Communicator program. (Author/MF)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Psychological Sciences Div.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.