Grim is a language learning environment with several important tools for language exploration. The main ideas are to give the learners feedback on form, and to provide the learners with powerful tools for language exploration of their interlanguage and the target language Swedish. Important tools in Grim are: The grammar checker Granska, surface syntactic analysis with the parser GTA, word inflection, the dictionary Lexin, and concordances in the Parole corpus.
Grim is developed in the project The use of language tools for writers in the context of learning Swedish as a second language, which is a cooperation between Nada at KTH and the department of Computer and System Sciences at Stockholm University and KTH. It is funded 2003-2005 by The Swedish research council (VR).
Grim is implemented in Java, and works with Java Runtime Environment (1.4.1 or later). Grim has been tested with good results under the following operating systems: Windows 98/NT/2000/XP, Mac OS X, Unix (Solaris), Linux, and FreeBSD.
More information on how to install Grim is presented here.
It is possible to change the user interface language in Grim. Under the "Arkiv" menu in the upper left corner of Grim, choose "Inställningar" (Preferences), and then change "Språk" (Language) to English.
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