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 publicationLarge-Scale Knowledge Resources
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction and Application - Third International Conference on Large-Scale Knowledge Resources, LKR 2008, Proceedings
Pages171-178
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Mar 14
Event3rd International Conference on Large-Scale Knowledge Resources, LKR 2008 - Tokyo, Japan
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)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Large-Scale Knowledge Resources, LKR 2008
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period08/3/308/3/5

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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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 Large-Scale Knowledge Resources: Construction and Application - Third International Conference on Large-Scale Knowledge Resources, LKR 2008, Proceedings (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