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Grammatical approaches to language technology are often considered less optimal than statistical approaches in multilingual settings, where large-scale portability becomes an important issue. The present paper argues that there is a notable gain in reusing grammatical resources when porting technology to new languages. The pivot language is North Sámi, and… (More)
This article presents a set of interactive parser-based CALL programs for North Sámi. The programs are based on a finite state morphological analyser and a constraint grammar parser which is used for syntactic analysis and navigating in the dialogues. The analysers provide effective and reliable handling of a wide variety of user input. In addition,… (More)
This paper presents an ICALL system for learning complex inflection systems, based upon finite state transducers (FST). Using a FST has several advantages: it makes it possible to generate a virtually unlimited set of exercises with a relatively small amount of work, and it makes it possible to process both input and output according to a wide range of… (More)
This article discusses and gives examples of the use of Constraint Grammar as parser engine in parser-based CALL programs for North Sámi. The parser locates grammatical errors in a question-answer program and a dialogue program, and is also used for navigating inside the dialogue.
This article presents a novel way of combining finite-state transducers (FSTs) with electronic dictionaries, thereby creating efficient reading comprehension dictionaries. We compare a North Saami-Norwegian and a South Saami-Norwegian dictionary, both enriched with an FST, with existing, available dictionaries containing pre-generated paradigms, and show… (More)
This article describes a set of question-answer drills for language learning for a richly inflected language. The drills have been in actual use for some time. They allow for free input and make use of a constraint-grammar-based system, which anticipates a number of grammatical errors and common misspellings and gives certain response types. The… (More)