Knowledge base model (draft)
Koenraad de Smedt - Jan. 12, 2000.
The ACO*HUM workplan states that a knowledge base will be created for
the areas covered by ACO*HUM (including Computational Linguistics and Languon-European
Languages). With means provided by ELSNET 3 and in cooperation with
the TNP on SCS, this knowledge base will be extended to material covering
Speech Communication Sciences.
I refer to Steven Krauwer's document on the global design of the website
for remarks on the intended audience and final implementation of the entire
website. As to the construction of the knowledge base proposed here,
I assume that it will be put together mainly of already available material
with some new material and structuring. I propose that the main editorship
is at Bergen and that the working version will have its home page in Bergen.
Editors will be needed for each of the different parts. I
also propose that in the process of construction, all documents will be
delivered in plain HTML unless there is a good reason to do otherwise.
Here follows a first proposal for a main structure. For pragmatic
reasons, this structure closely mirrors the existing breakup in active
Computational resources for teaching and learning in language and speech
For each of the specific fields, there will be an introduction and a list
of URLs with comments.
General pedagogical and technical considerations (CAL group, SCS Book 1,
chapter 5; Book 2, chapter 6, Book 3, chapter 5; ACO*HUM Book, chapter
4; and other material)
Introduction: information and communication technologies in teaching and
learning (some elements from SCS Book 1, chapter 5 and ACO*HUM Book, chapter
Simulation tools (some elements from SCS Book 2, chapter 6 and http://www.hd.uib.no/AcoHum/abs/DeSmedt2.htm)
Large-scale resources (corpora, lexicons, providers such as ICAME, ELRA)
Web courseware development (some elements from SCS Book 2, chapter 6 and
ACO*HUM Book, chapter 4.4)
Courseware evaluation (SCS Book 3)
Other Internet-based learning technologies (http://www.hd.uib.no/AcoHum/abs/dekker.htm)
Inventory of computational resources
Linguistic studies and technologies
Speech Communication Sciences (CAL/Internet Resource Inventory: SCS Book
1, Chapter 5, Appendix 1; Inventory database on Web: http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/resource/cal-top.htm
Phonetics (Survey of textbooks and equipment: SCS Book 2, chapter 2.3)
Spoken Language Engineering (Textbook and other suggestions in SCS Book
2, chapter 3.3; Web tutorials and other materials: SCS Book 3, chapter
3; Converted by the DISC project to Web at: http://www.disc2.dk/tools/Relevantweb.html)
Speech and Language Therapy