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Tools for second language support

Weir, G.R.S. and Lepouras, G. (2003) Tools for second language support. In: Proceedings of HCI International 2003. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. ISBN 0-8058-4934-3

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The second language problem is the context in which non-native English speakers are required to interact with English-based computer systems. In other papers, we have characterized this setting and proposed methods of supporting such users. The present paper details several tools that we have developed to assist in our work with second language support. A prime consideration in such tool development is to facilitate easy management of alternative language resources. The need for criteria to direct second language support and the role of such tools in helping to evaluate such criteria is detailed here.