Education and qual itative research

Freque ncy algorithms and the Arabic teaching materials

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Abstract

Modern universities are both centers of education and research, i.e.Their mission is to build up high skilled specialists from the one hand and to discover and disseminate knowledge from the other. While the availability of highly skilled specialists is one of the preconditions of every sophisticated scholar research, in its turn, the effectiveness of the teaching process greatly depends on the use and application of the scholar investigations results and technologies often developed in the next door department or lab at the same University. The above mentioned issue is also true when talking about the humanities in general and foreign languages acquisition in particular. The traditional attitudes to the development of textbooks, vocabularies, reference grammar books, etc., often ignore objective data and the results of scholar researches and, as a rule, are based on subjective assessments of the instructors. Meanwhile, implementation of the results of scholar linguistic researches in the teaching process would add to its effectiveness and raise its standards. Thus the authors of the current research have developed algorithms of frequency ranking of words on the basis of the computer analysis of large volumes of graphic texts (including ca. 1 mln. units) and compiled a list of the most frequently used words in Arabic. As a result it allowed using the most frequent vocabulary to compile textbooks, grammar and reading tests, dictionaries, etc. The principle of the implementation of the most frequent lexical units from this list is widely used in the process of teaching of Arabic at St. Petersburg State University, for example in building bilingual dictionaries, on-line course of the Arabic language, teaching books and tests as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWMSCI 2018 - 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
EditorsNagib Callaos, Natalja Lace, Belkis Sanchez, Shigehiro Hashimoto, Michael Savoie
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics
Pages85-89
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781941763827
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 8 Jul 201811 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameWMSCI 2018 - 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
Volume2

Conference

Conference22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period8/07/1811/07/18

Keywords

  • Arabic
  • Education
  • Frequency.
  • Language
  • Research

Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Redkin, O., & Bernikova, O. (2018). Education and qual itative research: Freque ncy algorithms and the Arabic teaching materials. In N. Callaos, N. Lace, B. Sanchez, S. Hashimoto, & M. Savoie (Eds.), WMSCI 2018 - 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings (pp. 85-89). (WMSCI 2018 - 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings; Vol. 2). International Institute of Informatics and Systemics.
Redkin, Oleg ; Bernikova, Olga. / Education and qual itative research : Freque ncy algorithms and the Arabic teaching materials. WMSCI 2018 - 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings. editor / Nagib Callaos ; Natalja Lace ; Belkis Sanchez ; Shigehiro Hashimoto ; Michael Savoie. International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, 2018. pp. 85-89 (WMSCI 2018 - 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings).
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Redkin, O & Bernikova, O 2018, Education and qual itative research: Freque ncy algorithms and the Arabic teaching materials. in N Callaos, N Lace, B Sanchez, S Hashimoto & M Savoie (eds), WMSCI 2018 - 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings. WMSCI 2018 - 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings, vol. 2, International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, pp. 85-89, 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2018, Orlando, United States, 8/07/18.

Education and qual itative research : Freque ncy algorithms and the Arabic teaching materials. / Redkin, Oleg; Bernikova, Olga.

WMSCI 2018 - 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings. ed. / Nagib Callaos; Natalja Lace; Belkis Sanchez; Shigehiro Hashimoto; Michael Savoie. International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, 2018. p. 85-89 (WMSCI 2018 - 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings; Vol. 2).

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Redkin O, Bernikova O. Education and qual itative research: Freque ncy algorithms and the Arabic teaching materials. In Callaos N, Lace N, Sanchez B, Hashimoto S, Savoie M, editors, WMSCI 2018 - 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings. International Institute of Informatics and Systemics. 2018. p. 85-89. (WMSCI 2018 - 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings).