Program of the CALICO Pre-Conference Workshop on

Automatic Analysis of Learner Language:
Bridging Foreign Language Teaching Needs and NLP Possibilities


Day 1 Tuesday, March 18
9:00 9:10 Detmar Meurers (Ohio State University) and Anne Rimrott (Simon Fraser University):
9:10 9:40 Nick Pendar and Anna Kosterina (Iowa State University, USA):
The Challenges of Annotating Learner Language
9:40 10:10 Marzena Watorek (Université de Paris 8) and Aurelia Marcus (Sinequa):
Formalizing the second language learner corpus by means of automatic analysis
10:10 10:30 Coffee
10:30 11:00 Trude Heift (Simon Fraser University)
Goals and Challenges for the Standardization of Error Typologies in Parser-Based CALL
11:00 11:30 Michael Gamon, Chris Brockett, William B. Dolan, Jianfeng Gao, Alexandre Klementiev (Microsoft Research), Dmitriy Belenko (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), Claudia Leacock (Butler Hill Group):
Using Statistical Techniques and Web Search to Correct ESL Errors
11:30 12:00 Anne Rimrott, Trude Heift (Simon Fraser University):
Classification Systems for Misspellings by Non-native Writers
12:00 1:00 Lunch
1:00 1:30 Mathias Schulze and Peter Wood (University of Waterloo):
Analyzing Learner Texts
1:30 2:00 Ghazi Abuhakema, Anna Feldman, Eileen Fitzpatrick (Montclair State University):
A New Arabic Interlanguage Database: Collection, Annotation, Analysis
2:00 2:30 Tony Berber Sardinha (Catholic University of Sao Paulo) and Tania Shepherd (Rio de Janeiro State University):
Developing an online system for automatically identifying errors in Brazilian learner English
2:30 3:00 Coffee
3:00 3:30 Martí Quixal and Toni Badia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra):
Exploiting unsupervised techniques to predict EFL learner errors
3:30 4:00 Joachim Wagner, Jennifer Foster, and Josef van Genabith (Dublin City University):
Using Decision Trees to Detect and Classify Grammatical Errors
4:00 5:00 Poster Session:

Day 2 Wednesday, March 19
9:00 9:30 Heather Hilton (Université de Savoie):
Annotation and analyses of temporal aspects of spoken fluency
9:30 10:00 Su-Youn Yoon, Lisa Pierce, Amanda Huensch, Eric Juul, Samantha Perkins, Richard Sproat, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign):
Construction of a rated speech corpus of L2 learners’ speech
10:00 10:30 Deryle Lonsdale, C. Ray Graham, Casey Kennington, Aaron Johnson, Jeremiah McGhee (Brigham Young University):
Scoring an Oral Language Test Using Automatic Speech Recognition
10:30 11:00 Coffee
11:00 11:30 Seok Bae Jang (Georgetown University), Sun-Hee Lee (Wellesley College), Sang-kyu Seo (Yonsei University):
Annotation of Korean Learner Corpora for Particle Error Detection
11:30 12:00 Noriko Nagata (University of San Francisco):
Robo-Sensei’s NLP-based Error Detection and Feedback Generation
12:00 12:30 Luiz Amaral (University of Victoria), Detmar Meurers (Ohio State University):
Little Things With Big Effects: On the Identfication and Interpretation of Tokens for Error Diagnosis in ICALL
12:30 1:45 Lunch
1:45 2:15 Joel Tetreault, Yoko Futagi (Educational Testing Service), Martin Chodorow (Hunter College):
Reliability of Human Annotation of Usage Errors in Learner Text
2:15 2:45 Rachele De Felice and Stephen G. Pulman (Oxford University):
Automatic detection of preposition errors in learner writing
2:45 3:15 Xiaofei Lu (Pennsylvania State University):
Automatic Measurement of Syntactic Complexity in Second Language Acquisition
3:15 3:45 Coffee
3:45 5:15 Jill Burstein (Educational Testing Service), Jennifer Foster (Dublin City University), Michael Gamon (Microsoft Research), Trude Heift (Simon Fraser University), Detmar Meurers (Ohio State University), Lisa Michaud (Wheaton College):
Panel discussion on “Automatic Analysis of Learner Language: What’s the next step?”

A list of all abstracts, alphebetical by first author, can be found here.