A language learning environment for japanese legal documents

W. Winiwarter. A language learning environment for japanese legal documents. ÖGAI Journal, volume 19, number 3, pages 10-16, 2000.

  • Werner Winiwarter
JournalÖGAI Journal
Abstract For foreign students of Japanese law, the World Wide Web supplies numerous online resources. Unfortunately, most of the documents are not available in translated form. In this paper we present a language learning environment, which assists law studentswith some basic knowledge of Japanese in reading Japanese legal texts. We use normal Web browser technology to display the Web pages and analyze the documents at the character and word level to add links to information about the Japanese characters and words. Whenever the user clicks on anitem in the document, the corresponding information is displayed in a separate frame. For inexperienced readers we also support transcriptions in Roman alphabet and text segmentation.