Toward construction of a corpus of english learners' utterances annotated with speaker proficiency profiles: Data collection and sample annotation

Yasunari Harada, Kanako Maebo, Mayumi Kawamura, Masanori Suzuki, Yoichiro Suzuki, Noriaki Kusumoto, Joji Maeno

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Abstract

The first author has designed and implemented college English classes emphasizing face-to-face oral interactions within small groups of students in class, presupposing and expecting further cultivation of learners' ability to learn for themselves, by themselves and among themselves. Previous experiences confirm such expectations, and the authors are currently working on collecting learners' spoken interactions with high-quality digital audio and video recording devices along with written materials, scores of language proficiency tests and questionnaire responses of those students. In this presentation, we describe the scope and objective of our project, summarize class activities and recording procedures, and then touch on expected transcription procedures and possible tools for annotation. It may be interesting to notice, in passing, how introduction of various recording devices positively affect students' motivations and performances in their language learning activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages171-178
Number of pages8
Volume4938 LNAI
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event3rd International Conference on Large-Scale Knowledge Resources, LKR 2008 - Tokyo
Duration: 2008 Mar 32008 Mar 5

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4938 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Large-Scale Knowledge Resources, LKR 2008
CityTokyo
Period08/3/308/3/5

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Annotation
Students
Audio recordings
Language Tests
Equipment and Supplies
Video recording
Video Recording
Aptitude
Transcription
Interaction
Questionnaire
Motivation
Language
Learning
Profile
Corpus
Class
Surveys and Questionnaires
Language Acquisition
Presentation

Keywords

  • Annotation
  • Automated spoken language test
  • Learner corpora
  • Learner profiling
  • Spoken corpora
  • Transcription tools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Harada, Y., Maebo, K., Kawamura, M., Suzuki, M., Suzuki, Y., Kusumoto, N., & Maeno, J. (2008). Toward construction of a corpus of english learners' utterances annotated with speaker proficiency profiles: Data collection and sample annotation. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 4938 LNAI, pp. 171-178). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4938 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78159-2_16

Toward construction of a corpus of english learners' utterances annotated with speaker proficiency profiles : Data collection and sample annotation. / Harada, Yasunari; Maebo, Kanako; Kawamura, Mayumi; Suzuki, Masanori; Suzuki, Yoichiro; Kusumoto, Noriaki; Maeno, Joji.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4938 LNAI 2008. p. 171-178 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4938 LNAI).

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

Harada, Y, Maebo, K, Kawamura, M, Suzuki, M, Suzuki, Y, Kusumoto, N & Maeno, J 2008, Toward construction of a corpus of english learners' utterances annotated with speaker proficiency profiles: Data collection and sample annotation. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 4938 LNAI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 4938 LNAI, pp. 171-178, 3rd International Conference on Large-Scale Knowledge Resources, LKR 2008, Tokyo, 08/3/3. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78159-2_16
Harada Y, Maebo K, Kawamura M, Suzuki M, Suzuki Y, Kusumoto N et al. Toward construction of a corpus of english learners' utterances annotated with speaker proficiency profiles: Data collection and sample annotation. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4938 LNAI. 2008. p. 171-178. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78159-2_16
Harada, Yasunari ; Maebo, Kanako ; Kawamura, Mayumi ; Suzuki, Masanori ; Suzuki, Yoichiro ; Kusumoto, Noriaki ; Maeno, Joji. / Toward construction of a corpus of english learners' utterances annotated with speaker proficiency profiles : Data collection and sample annotation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4938 LNAI 2008. pp. 171-178 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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