ERIC Number: ED351872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Specifications of the Nihongo Tutorial System.
Leung, Kei Wai; Maciejewski, Anthony A.
The Nihongo tutorial system is an intelligent tutorial system designed to use a computer to assist scientists and engineers in developing reading competence in technical Japanese. It consists of three applications: the Nihongo Tutor, which provides useful information about an article (translation, syntax, pronunciation) to help understand the text of a personalized lesson, and records student performance; the Parse Tree Editor, used to prepare technical articles for the tutorial system; and the Administrator, which uses student data to assign an article that is technically and pedagogically appropriate. The program integrates the three functions. This report details the technical specifications for system implementation, including both the data structures and algorithms used. The section on the Administrator looks at the attributes of the system files, technical (discipline) fields included, user records, user article selection, and user database. Information on the Nihongo Tutor covers text data structures, student database management, and electronic dictionaries. An explanation of the Parse Tree Editor offers specifics on the four stages of parsing: segmentation, syntax, semantics, and mapping. Some screens are used for illustration. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN. School of Electrical Engineering.