Constructing a Collocation Learning System from the Wikipedia Corpus

Wu, Shaoqun and Li, Liang and Witten, Ian and Yu, Alex (2016) Constructing a Collocation Learning System from the Wikipedia Corpus. Constructing a Collocation Learning System from the Wikipedia Corpus, 6 (3).


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The importance of collocations for success in language learning is widely recognized. Concordancers, originally designed for linguists, are among the most popular tools for students to obtain, organize, and study collocations derived from corpora. This paper describes the design and development of a collocation learning system that is built from Wikipedia text and provides language learners with an easy-to-use interface for looking up collocations of any word that occurs in Wikipedia. The use of this corpus exposes learners to contemporary, content-related text, and enables them to search for semantically related words for a given topic. The system organizes collocations by syntactic pattern, sorts them by frequency, and links them to their original context. The paper includes a practical user guide to illustrate how to use the system as a language aid to facilitate academic writing.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:Academic Writing, Collocation Learning and Teaching, Concordancers, Corpus-based Language Learning, Wikipedia
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Information Technology
ID Code:4937
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Deposited On:13 Dec 2016 03:11
Last Modified:13 Dec 2016 03:22

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