Paper: A Self-Learning System For The Chinese Characters

ACL ID C90-3070
Title A Self-Learning System For The Chinese Characters
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990
  • Georges Fafiotte (CNRS, France; Institute of Information and Applied Mathematics Grenoble, Grenoble France; University of Grenoble 1, Grenoble France)

We me prototyping a system tor the self-learning of Chinese characters, presently on a Macintosh computer. The interactive inlormation base provides the learner with basic universal properties of the characters (morphology, intrinsic meaning), extended wilh a quite comprehensive set of language-dependent aspects (phonetics, extended semantics, contextual or pragmatic attributes). The user is intended to have a professional or cultural non-academic motivation. The system allows to experiment on Heisig's proposal involving the separation of Chinese characters learning (or Japanese kanji) from that of the language. A prototype under HyperC~rd may be demonstrated on a subset of about 200 characters. Keywords Chinese characters, Kanji, interactive information base, computer aided learning, pers...