Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi

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The role of written language has clearly changed during the last decades where the computer and the emergence of new information and communication channels play an important role. A great deal of our communication occurs by means of writing, which in addition to traditional pen and paper, is mediated by the computer, the Internet and devices such as mobile(More)
This paper reports on the development of a finite state system for finding grammar errors without actually specifying the error. A corpus of Swedish text written by children served as the data. Errors are more frequent and the distribution of the error types is different than for adult writers. Our approach (following Karttunen et al. [9]) for finding(More)
This paper reports on two experiments with a probabilistic part-of-speech tagger, trained on a tagged corpus of written Swedish, being used to tag a corpus of (transcribed) spoken Swedish. The results indicate that with very little adaptations an accuracy rate of 85% can be achieved, with an accuracy rate for known words of 90%. In addition, two different t(More)
This paper reports on the development of a finite state system for finding grammar errors in Swedish text written by children. The writing problems are more frequent for this group and the distribution of the error types is different from texts written by adults. The detection approach involves subtraction of automata that represent two “positive” grammars(More)
Digital technologies are increasingly implemented in Swedish schools, which impact on education in the contemporary classroom. Screen-based practice opens up for new forms and multiplicity of representations, taking into account that language in a globalized society is more than reading and writing skills. This paper presents a case study of(More)
Acquiring language and culture of the host society are essential prerequisites for integration. As many migrants have smartphones, they can be used for integration purposes. In this study, mobile applications (apps) for Swedish language training, information about host society and contacts with locals targeted at newly arrived Arabic migrants are analysed.(More)
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