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In language learning, the communicative competence implies that the language learner master certain pragmatic usage rules, which are mastered by the native speaker, but unspoken and unwritten, and therefore implicit. The PILEFACE system ("Programme Intelligent pour les Langues Etrangeres Favorisant l'Approche Communicative de l'Enseignement") is aimed at establishing the relationships, in a given communicative setting, between the communicative situation description and communication intention on the one hand, and the linguistic form(s) adequately expressing that intention in that context on the other hand. In this paper, we present the design method of PILEFACE and the resulting system architecture, and finally a complete example of how the system operates.
Date of Conference: 3-6 Dec. 2002