Tools for supporting language learning for Sakha

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of linguistic resources available for the Sakha language, and presents new tools for supporting language learning for Sakha. The essential resources include a morphological analyzer, digital dictionaries, and corpora of Sakha texts. We extended an earlier version of the morphological analyzer/transducer, built on the Apertium finite-state platform. The analyzer currently has an adequate level of coverage, between 86% and 89% on two Sakha corpora. Based on these resources, we implement a language-learning environment for Sakha in the Revita computer-assisted language learning (CALL) platform. Revita is a freely available online language learning platform for learners beyond the beginner level. We describe the tools for Sakha currently integrated into the Revita platform. To our knowledge, at present this is the first large-scale project undertaken to support intermediate-advanced learners of a minority Siberian language.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa) : Proceedings of the Conference
EditorsMareike Hartmann, Barbara Plank
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationLinköping
PublisherLinköping University Electronic Press (LiU E-Press)
Publication date2019
Pages155-163
ISBN (Print)978-91-7929-995-8
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventNordic Conference on Computational Linguistics - University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Duration: 30 Sep 20192 Oct 2019
Conference number: 22
https://nodalida2019.org/

Publication series

NameLinköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
PublisherLinköping University Electronic Press
Number167
ISSN (Print)1650-3686
ISSN (Electronic)1650-3740
NameNEALT Proceedings Series
Number42

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • 6121 Languages

Cite this

Ivanova, S., Katinskaia, A., & Yangarber, R. (2019). Tools for supporting language learning for Sakha. In M. Hartmann, & B. Plank (Eds.), 22nd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa): Proceedings of the Conference (pp. 155-163). (Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings; No. 167), (NEALT Proceedings Series; No. 42). Linköping University Electronic Press (LiU E-Press).