Multilingual case method system for cross-cultural analysis

Kenji Terui, Reiko Hishiyama

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    Abstract

    The case method is an effective teaching technique for business management education. The main objective with this method is to spark discussion and share ideas. However, discussions are generally conducted in a single-language environment, which is difficult for non-native speakers. We therefore developed a multilingual case method system for global classroom environments to benefit students of different cultures and who speak various languages. The system provides a learning environment in which students can communicate in their native language through the Language-Grid service. We evaluated our system by conducting experiments using a short case of an unresolved cultural conflict. Japanese and Korean students participated in the experiments. The system enabled sufficiently effective communication in their native languages. We were also able to address cultural differences, for example, Japanese students tend to think of cultural conflicts more negatively than Korean students.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages117-122
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9780769550473
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013 - Kyoto
    Duration: 2013 Sep 162013 Sep 18

    Other

    Other2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013
    CityKyoto
    Period13/9/1613/9/18

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    Keywords

    • Case method
    • Intercultural collaboration
    • Language grid
    • Machine translation
    • Web service

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software

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    Terui, K., & Hishiyama, R. (2013). Multilingual case method system for cross-cultural analysis. In Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013 (pp. 117-122). [6680341] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/CultureComputing.2013.28

    Multilingual case method system for cross-cultural analysis. / Terui, Kenji; Hishiyama, Reiko.

    Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. p. 117-122 6680341.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Terui, K & Hishiyama, R 2013, Multilingual case method system for cross-cultural analysis. in Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013., 6680341, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 117-122, 2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013, Kyoto, 13/9/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/CultureComputing.2013.28
    Terui K, Hishiyama R. Multilingual case method system for cross-cultural analysis. In Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013. IEEE Computer Society. 2013. p. 117-122. 6680341 https://doi.org/10.1109/CultureComputing.2013.28
    Terui, Kenji ; Hishiyama, Reiko. / Multilingual case method system for cross-cultural analysis. Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. pp. 117-122
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