Petra Smit

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Contrary to most current practice and contrary to the explicit comments of some practitioners, natural language processing (NLP) can now play a valuable role in computer-assisted language learning (CALL). This paper reports on GLOSSER, and discusses the position of NLP within CALL using GLOSSER as an example. GLOSSER is an intelligent assistant for Dutch(More)
This paper reports on ongoing work on a CALL system to facilitate foreign language learning: GLOSSER-RuG. The system is particularly dependent on advanced morphological analysis. Following a brief introduction to the project, the paper describes the architecture of GLOSSER-RuG. Then we describe in detail the main components/modules that are part of the(More)
1 CALL and Glosser-RuG Traditionally, CALL software has mainly emphasized providing drills, answer keys and grammar explanations, thus, in a sense replacing the human teacher in traditional language education (Last 1992). The position of Glosser-RuG in the CALL-paradigm (Warschauer 1996), however, is focused on the improvement of communicative skills. The(More)
Invasive Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus, GAS) infections are a major global cause of morbidity and mortality. We analysed the surveillance data on invasive GAS and the microbiological characteristics of corresponding isolates to assess the incidence and emm type distribution of invasive GAS infections in Finland. Cases defined as patients(More)
The diagnosis of Lyme disease is very complicated and a single diagnostic method cannot exclude infection. We assessed the performance of two commercially available Borrelia burgdorferi rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) in comparison to multiple laboratory-based diagnostic assays using specimens with a gradually increasing probability of Borrelia infection.(More)
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