CTIS Seminar: Developing ColloCaid, a Text Editor for Improving Vocabulary and Fluency of Academic Writing

Time: 14.00 - 15.30

Venue: 3.44B, Simon Building, University of Manchester

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Speaker: Dr. Ana Frankenberg-Garcia, University of Surrey.

The ColloCaid project aims to develop a text-editing tool to help writers choose words that go well together (i.e., collocations) as and when they are needed. While the focus of the research is on supporting users of academic English with collocations, its implications can be broadened to other languages and usages beyond academic. A distinguishing characteristic of ColloCaid is that it is not limited to providing feedback on collocation problems. Its main aim is to feed forward, raising real-time awareness of collocations writers may not remember or know how to look up, in a way that does not disrupt their writing. ColloCaid is funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council for a period of 36 months (AH/P003508/1). The project is led by Dr Ana Frankenberg-Garcia, School of Literature and Languages, University of Surrey, UK, with close collaboration from Professor Robert Lew, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in PoznaƄ, Poland; and Professor Jonathan C. Roberts, School of Computer Science, Bangor University, UK.

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