Using the Top Level Structure of Authentic Texts in a Reading Tutorial

By Claude St-Jacques and Lise Duquette.

Published by The Learner Collection

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We experiment with the automatic categorisation of authentic texts following their organizational structure and conclude that their event-driven coherence should help in the identification of the top level structure.

Keywords: Reading Tutorial, Authentic Texts, Reading Comprehension, Top Level Structure of Texts, Connectors, Automatic Categorization of Texts, Semantic Structure, Referential Structure

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 8, pp.165-174. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 977.306KB).

Prof. Claude St-Jacques

Claude St-Jacques has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Université du Québec à Montréal. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Interactive Language Technologies Group at NRC and a part-time professor in Philosophy at the University of Ottawa. His main interests are in logic (particularly in fuzzy logic), cognitive science, philosophy of the mind and epistemology. He is presently working on flexible reasoning and soft computing of an online tutorial for French as second or foreign language.

Prof. Lise Duquette

Lise Duquette is a full professor at the Second Language Institute at the University of Ottawa. She is the director of a research group in language engineering, which involves engineers, a psycholinguist, linguists and a specialist in language assessment and evaluation.


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