Vocabulary prediction is a task that aims to predict the entire vocabulary of language learners from small size vocabulary tests (COLING 2012, EMNLP 2014). Possible applications are low-cost selection of good translators   (IJCAI 2016), and reading support for language learners (ACM TIST 2013, IUI 2010).

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EVKD1 Dataset

Vocabulary prediction papers:

  • Yo EharaBuilding an English Vocabulary Knowledge Dataset of Japanese English-as-a-Second-Language Learners Using Crowdsourcing. In the Proceedings of the 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2018), May 2018, Miyazaki, Japan.
  • Yo Ehara, Yukino Baba, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita. Assessing Translation Ability through Vocabulary Ability Assessment. In the Proceedings of the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-16).  New York, USA. (acceptance rate: below 25%)
  • Yo Ehara, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Takashi Ninomiya, Hiroshi Nakagawa. Personalized Reading Support for Second-Language Web Documents. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology,  4(2), Article 31. March 2013  (accepted Apr. 2011).  (2014 Impact Factor 9.39)
  • Yo Ehara, Yusuke Miyao, Hidekazu Oiwa,  Issei Sato,  Hiroshi Nakagawa. Formalizing Word Sampling for Vocabulary Prediction as Graph-based Active Learning. In the Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-2014). pp. 1374-1384 (Long paper). Doha, Qatar, October 2014. (acceptance rate 29%) bib  paper poster supplementary
  • Yo Ehara, Issei Sato, Hidekazu Oiwa,  Hiroshi Nakagawa. Mining words in the minds of second language learners: learner-specific word difficulty. In the Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING-2012). pp. 799-814 (Long paper). Mumbai, India, December 2012.  bib draft
  • Yo Ehara, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Takashi Ninomiya, Hiroshi Nakagawa. Personalized Reading Support for Second-Language Web Documents by Collective Intelligence. In the Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2010). pp. 51-60. Hong Kong, China, February 2010. (acceptance rate 22%) bib slides dataset



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