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Title: A Hanzi radical ontology based approach towards teaching Chinese characters
Authors: Hong, JF
Huang, CR 
Keywords: Character
Chinese teaching
Lexical semantics
Ontology
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Springer
Source: Lecture notes in computer science (including subseries Lecture notes in artificial intelligence and lecture notes in bioinformatics), 2013, v. 7717 LNAI, p. 745-755 How to cite?
Journal: Lecture notes in computer science (including subseries Lecture notes in artificial intelligence and lecture notes in bioinformatics) 
Abstract: Given the current popularity of learning Chinese language globally, design and creation of Chinese teaching materials is gaining recognition and has great impact. The preparation of teaching materials for reading and writing is particularly challenging because of the use of Chinese characters in the writing system. The aim of this study is to adopt an ontology-based description of the knowledge system of Chinese characters and to propose a knowledge-system based approach to the teaching of Chinese writing. In addition, we integrate Generative Lexicon Theory by [1] as bases of the concepts of Chinese character for Chinese teaching. By adopting this approach, Chinese learners can recognize and write Chinese words and then understand their lexical senses. In this study, we take Chinese radical representing (cao3, grass), and five sense faculties in ShuoWenJieZi, (mu4, eyes), (er3, ears), (kou3, mouth) (bi2, nose), and (she2, tongue) which all belongs to "body part" class in SUMO concepts as our research objects and explore their possible applications in Chinese teaching.
Description: 13th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2012, Wuhan, 6-8 July 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/24427
ISBN: 9783642363368
ISSN: 0302-9743
EISSN: 1611-3349
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36337-5_75
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