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Detail of Publication

Text Language Japanese
Authors Higashimura Riku,Iwata Motoi,Kise Koichi
Title Estimating Unknown Words from Reading Activity Data Using Smartphones
Journal IEICE Conferences Archives
Presentation number D-15-10
Number of Pages 1 page
Location オンライン
Reviewed or not Not reviewed
Presentation type Oral
Month & Year March 2022
Abstract Vocabulary acquisition is a fundamental part of learning a new language. In order to acquire new vocabulary, words with meanings that are unknown to the learner must be added to the language learning process. When searching for material in the target language, it is useful to know how much of a document is made up of currently unknown words. One simple way to estimate the unknown words in a document is to use the frequency of occurrence, which indicates the difficulty of the word. However, this approach can lead to missed unknown words. In this study, we aim to improve the accuracy of unknown word estimation by using reading activity data obtained from smartphone sensors and taking into account the individual learner's English reading behavior. We apply a novel user interface which allows us to improve estimation through reading behavior, without the use of eye-trackers.
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