Using Word Semantics To Assist English as a Second Language Learners

Mahmoud Azab, Chris Hokamp, Rada Mihalcea
2015 Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Demonstrations  
We introduce an interactive interface that aims to help English as a Second Language (ESL) students overcome language related hindrances while reading a text. The interface allows the user to find supplementary information on selected difficult words. The interface is empowered by our lexical substitution engine that provides context-based synonyms for difficult words. We also provide a practical solution for a real-world usage scenario. We demonstrate using the lexical substitution engine -as
more » ... browser extension that can annotate and disambiguate difficult words on any webpage.
doi:10.3115/v1/n15-3024 dblp:conf/naacl/AzabHM15 fatcat:rrsyxgxdcfcvfkxsk3tzyw2fee