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Hsieh, Wen-Ming; Liou, Hsien-Chin – CALICO Journal, 2008
Research articles (RAs) have been recognized as a distinct genre in the English-using discourse community because of their unique writing conventions. Despite the great number of studies on the analysis of the textual or phrasal aspects of abstracts of RAs, few have been transformed into actual teaching materials for EFL graduate students. The…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Discourse Communities, Computational Linguistics, Graduate Students
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Liou, Hsien-Chin; Chang, Jason S; Chen, Hao-Jan; Lin, Chih-Cheng; Liaw, Meei-Ling; Gao, Zhao-Ming; Jang, Jyh-Shing Roger; Yeh, Yuli; Chuang, Thomas C.; You, Geeng-Neng – CALICO Journal, 2006
This paper describes the development of an innovative web-based environment for English language learning with advanced data-driven and statistical approaches. The project uses various corpora, including a Chinese-English parallel corpus ("Sinorama") and various natural language processing (NLP) tools to construct effective English…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, English (Second Language), Bilingualism, Web Based Instruction
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Liou, Hsien-Chin – CALICO Journal, 1994
In this paper, an attempt to apply the synthesized results from previous research on theories of actual development of courseware is demonstrated in an interactive videodisc project that aims to promote English-as-a-foreign-language learning at Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. Instructional design and practical considerations for implementation of…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Evaluation
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Liou, Hsien-Chin – CALICO Journal, 1997
Reviews learner strategy research, strategy instruction, and on-line help in multimedia instructional materials, and reports on a study investigating 20 native Chinese-speaking English language learners' use of computer resource facilities (e.g., scripts, glossaries, background information) in an interactive videodisc program and their reactions…
Descriptors: Chinese, Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Liou, Hsien-Chin – CALICO Journal, 1991
A computer grammar checker is described that evolved from a sample of errors and resulting in a taxonomy of 14 main and 93 subtypes. Using a 1,402-word stem electronic dictionary, an augmented transition network parser, and a set of disambiguating rules, the checker provides feedback for 7 types of errors. (12 references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Dictionaries, English, English (Second Language)
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Liou, Hsien-Chin – CALICO Journal, 1993
The integration of text analysis programs into realistic classroom writing activities was examined in a study of 39 university students. English-as-a-foreign-language students' own revision processes, teachers' feedback, peer editing, and two commercial packages (Grammatik and Complete Writer's Toolkit) were assessed. Attitudes toward the programs…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software