Program AALL09

Program of the CALICO Pre-Conference Workshop on

Automatic Analysis of Learner Language (AALL’09)
From a better understanding of annotation needs to the development and standardization of annotation schemes


Day 1 Tuesday, March 10
1:15 1:30 Detmar Meurers and Xiaofei Lu:
1:30 2:00 Hagen Hirschmann, Amir Zeldes, and Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany):
Multilevel Learner Corpora
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2:00 2:30 Claudia Leacock (Butler Hill Group), Michael Gamon (Microsoft Research), and Chris Brockett (Microsoft Research):
Does Automated Feedback in a Proofreading Tool Help an English Language Learner?
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2:30 3:00 Øistein E. Andersen (University of Cambridge, UK):
Combining Automated and Manual Techniques for Increased Efficiency and Accuracy in Corpus Error Annotation
3:00 3:45 Break
3:45 4:15 Chong Min Lee (Georgetown University), Soojeong Eom (Georgetown University), and Markus Dickinson (Indiana University):
Towards Analyzing Korean Learner Particles
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4:15 4:45 Sylvie Thouesny (Dublin City University, Ireland):
Increasing the Reliability of a Part-of-speech Tagging Tool for Use with Learner language
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4:45 5:15 Markus Dickinson and Joshua Herring (Indiana University):
Morphological Analysis for Russian Learner Language
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5:15 5:45 John Lee (MIT), Joel Tetreault (Educational Test Service), and Martin Chodorow (Hunter College of CUNY):
Human Judgment on Article and Noun Number Usage
Day 2 Wednesday, March 11
9:00 9:30 Su-Youn Yoon, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, and Richard Sproat (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign):
Automated Pronunciation Scoring for L2 English Learners
9:30 10:00 Ross Hendrickson and Deryle Lonsdale (Brigham Young University):
The use of NLP Technologies to Engineer Oral Proficiency Test Items
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10:00 10:30 Trevor Shanklin (San Diego State University):
Students Naturally Speaking
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10:30 11:15 Break
11:15 11:45 Su-Youn Yoon and Richard Sproat (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign):
Automated Speech Fluency Scoring Using Simple Speech Technology
11:45 12:15 Jeremiah McGhee, Aaron Johnson, Ross Hendrickson, Meghan Eckerson, Malena Weitze, Ben Millard, Ray Graham, Deryle Lonsdale, and Dan Dewey (Brigham Young University):
Improving Automated Oral Testing: Identifying Features and Enhancing Speech Recognition
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12:15 1:30 Lunch
1:30 2:00 Joel Tetreault (Educational Test Service) and Martin Chodorow (Hunter College of CUNY):
Towards Automatically Acquiring Models of ESL Errors
2:00 2:30 Huaqing Hong and Jianzhen Zheng (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore):
Towards an Automatic Analysis of Metaphorization in Students’ Writings
2:30 3:00 Xiaofei Lu (Pennsylvania State University):
Automating Measures of L2 Syntactic Complexity
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3:00 3:45 Break
3:45 4:15 Ana Díaz-Negrillo and Salvador Valera (University of Jaén, Spain):
What Results Give which Strategies in Error Annotation?
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4:15 4:45 Seok Bae Jang (Brigham Young University), Sun-Hee Lee (Wellesley College), and Markus Dickinson (Indiana University):
Annotation of Spelling Errors for Korean Learner Corpora
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4:45 5:15 Adriane Boyd (The Ohio State University):
Ambiguous Errors in Annotation Schemes and Evaluation

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