Lene Antonsen

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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 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 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 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)
Translating from a majority language into several minority languages implies duplicating both translation and terminology work. Our assumption is that a manual translation into one of the languages, and machine translation from this one into the other ones, will both cut translation time and be beneficial for work on terminology. We test the functionality(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)
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