ERIC Number: ED284452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Artificial Intelligence and CALL.
Underwood, John H.
The potential application of artificial intelligence (AI) to computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is explored. Two areas of AI that hold particular interest to those who deal with language meaning--knowledge representation and expert systems, and natural-language processing--are described and examples of each are presented. AI contribution to computers and natural language in such areas as understanding natural language, mechanical parsing, machine translation, speech recognition, and speech synthesis are outlined. Examples of CALL programs using AI are presented, including ELIZA, SHRDLU, LIESL, FAMILIA, JOHN AND MARY, JUEGOS COMUNICATIVOS, and STATION. Current major projects using AI in CALL are also described, including Project Athena, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; TALK (Teacher's Authoring Language Kit) Project, at the University of Rochester in New York; Project Alexis, at Mills College in California; and Intelligent Grammar Tutor, at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. (CB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Smith, William Flint, Ed. Modern Media in Foreign Language Education: Theory and Implementation. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series; see FL 016 850.