Paper: Applications of GPC Rules and Character Structures in Games for Learning Chinese Characters

ACL ID P12-3001
Title Applications of GPC Rules and Character Structures in Games for Learning Chinese Characters
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2012
Authors

We demonstrate applications of psycholin- guistic and sublexical information for learn- ing Chinese characters. The knowledge about the grapheme-phoneme conversion (GPC) rules of languages has been shown to be highly correlated to the ability of reading alphabetic languages and Chinese. We build and will demo a game platform for strengthening the association of phonologi- cal components in Chinese characters with the pronunciations of the characters. Results of a preliminary evaluation of our games indicated significant improvement in learn- ers? response times in Chinese naming tasks. In addition, we construct a Web- based open system for teachers to prepare their own games to best meet their teaching goals. Techniques for decomposing Chinese characters and for comparing the ...