Linguistic and Technical Documents

Linguistic and Technical Documents

This page brings together some linguistic and technical documents written by Jack Halpern, aimed at introducing the CJK languages, in addition to Arabic, with emphasis on the linguistic issues to be addressed in developing both CJK and Arabic linguistic tools.


Japanese Information Processing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Challenges of Intelligent Japanese Searching
    This paper analyzes in detail the linguistic issues related to orthographic variation in Japanese, and discusses advanced information retrieval technologies such as cross-script and cross-orthographic searching for use in intelligent IR.

 

  • Orthographic Variation in Japanese
    The highly irregular orthography and morphological complexity of Japanese pose formidable challenges to software developers. This report focuses on orthographic variation and analyzes the linguistic issues in developing Japanese linguistic tools.

 

  • The Complexities of Japanese Homophones
    Explains the subtle distinctions between the numerous homophones in Japanese, and shows why homophone processing deserves special attention in Japanese information retrieval.

 

 

  • Morphological Attributes in Japanese
    Describes the derivational affixes and binding valency in our Japanese lexical database, particularly useful for disambiguating Japanese lexemes in such applications as search engine query processing.

Mobile Language Learning

  • Enhancing Mobile Learning by Linking Japanese Dictionary Apps
    This paper, presented at eLex 2019 in Sintra, Portugal, describes how four mobile apps exploit the unique features of the mobile platform to help learners study Japanese effectively in previously unavailable ways. (Abstract | Presentation)

 

  • Groundbreaking Mobile Technology to Enhance Chinese and Japanese Language Learning
    This paper, presented at the ACLL2017: The Asian Conference on Language Learning in Kobe, Japan, describes our groundbreaking Libera platform that combines the strengths of traditional bilingual parallel texts with the educational potential of the smart tablet platform. (Abstract | Presentation)

 

  • Exploiting Mobile Technology to Enhance EFL
    This paper, presented at the JALT2016 Annual Conference in Nagoya, describes our groundbreaking Libera platform that combines the strengths of traditional bilingual parallel texts with the educational potential of the smart tablet platform. (Abstract | Presentation)

 

  • Exploiting Mobile-Assisted Language Learning Technology to Enhance Japanese Language Education
    This poster presentation, given at the 2016 Pacific Second Language Research Forum> in Tokyo, describes two applications that leverage mobile technology to help learners study Japanese more effectively than ever before. (Abstract | Poster)