In this time of Internet delivery, learning through Internet will be popular and enhance the efficiency of teaching. This paper presents an Internet-based distance learning system for English learning through multimedia database and Internet technologies, it is called "multimedia English corpus". It includes two major learning functions.
One of them provides Articles, Dialogs, and Videos databases in English. An English learner can study English writing, reading, and listing by Web browser to connect the Corpus server. In the system, "semantic query" and "Link grammar annotation" are applied. It can promote the query level from keyword-base and content-based query to semantic level. These skills of "semantic query" and "link grammar" have been used to construct the English multimedia corpus system. The main function of this system is to query the English sentence pattern by keywords from the English multimedia corpus. And the other function is to detect the grammar error in the sentence, which is written by student. It does not only provide learners to find their mistakes of English grammar, but also the teachers can understand the most frequent mistakes made by learners through the records of this corpus.
淡江理工學刊=Tamkang journal of science and engineering 4(1), pp.19-36