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Enabling Multilingual Social Interactions and Fostering Language Learning in Virtual Worlds

Samuel Cruz-Lara 1 Tarik Osswald 1 Jean-Pierre Camal 2 Nadia Bellalem 1 Lotfi Bellalem 1 Jordan Guinaud 1 
1 TALARIS - Natural Language Processing: representation, inference and semantics
Inria Nancy - Grand Est, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : Virtual worlds are a new way for people to communicate, to meet and to socialize. They are now pushing the boundaries of multilingual communication. The need for multilingual support is increasing every day making virtual worlds a very good example of fields of development where applications supporting multilinguality are becoming an absolute necessity. In order to enhance interoperability between virtual worlds, applications and corpora, it is obvious that standards should come into place. This is the main goal of MLIF and, on a more global perspective, of the Metaverse1 project. In this paper, we study social interactions in virtual worlds, present some cues to facilitate them, and describe the empirical support that we developed for these theories. We also present a few methods for fostering language learning in virtual worlds, and we explain how we have implemented some of them.
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Submitted on : Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 4:50:05 PM
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Samuel Cruz-Lara, Tarik Osswald, Jean-Pierre Camal, Nadia Bellalem, Lotfi Bellalem, et al.. Enabling Multilingual Social Interactions and Fostering Language Learning in Virtual Worlds. Harrison Hao Yang and Steve Chi-Yin Yuen. Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in Virtual Worlds, IGI Globals, 2011. ⟨inria-00580219⟩



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