Author: David Dixon

ColloCaid at The University of Manchester

On Thursday the 15th of November, ColloCaid Principal Investigator Ana Frankenberg-Garcia gave a seminar talk at the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies at the University of Manchester. Her talk explained the research on dictionary use, computational lexicography, human-computer interaction and visualization underlying ColloCaid, and reported on results from initial user testing. At the end Read more about ColloCaid at The University of Manchester[…]

ColloCaid at eLex 2019

The ColloCaid team were in Sintra taking part in eLex 2019. On September 30th, at the pre-conference workshop on Collocations in Lexicography, we presented a paper about lessons from Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research for the presentation of collocations in e-lexicography. We drew heavily on examples from the development of ColloCaid to show how concepts Read more about ColloCaid at eLex 2019[…]

ColloCaid at EUROCALL2019

On Thursday 29th of August, Ana Frankenberg-Garcia presented ColloCaid at the 27th EUROCALL conference hosted by UCLouvain in collaboration with KU Leuven, in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. The first part of the presentation focused on the compilation of the lexicographic database underlying ColloCaid using existing academic word lists, corpora and lexical analysis software. It then explained how Read more about ColloCaid at EUROCALL2019[…]

ColloCaid at the 28th PASE Conference

On 28 June 2019, Robert Lew gave a presentation about the ColloCaid tool at the 28th PASE Conference, Poznań, Poland. He talked about the need for ColloCaid, problems inherent in existing resources, and the construction of the lexicographic database which underlies the tool. He also reported on recent usability studies involving the tool. Further information Read more about ColloCaid at the 28th PASE Conference[…]

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ColloCaid at Universidade Europeia

Ana Frankenberg-Garcia gave an invited seminar at the Universidade Europeia Doctoral College in Lisbon, on Friday 21 June. She talked about the evolution of dictionaries and the benefits of integrating dictionaries and text editors. Participants were given the opportunity to try out a beta version of the ColloCaid text editor on their own devices.

ColloCaid at EuroVis2019

On Wednesday 5th of June, Jonathan Roberts reported on a study at the 21st edition of the EuroVis conference in Porto, Portugal. The study, presented as the paper “Multiple Views: different meanings and collocated words“, examined the terminology and phraseology of using ‘multiple views’, ‘many presentations’ and ‘alternative visual depictions’ in the area of visualisation. This research offers insights into how people use these Read more about ColloCaid at EuroVis2019[…]

ColloCaid at Universidade de São Paulo

On Monday the 15th of April ColloCaid principal investigator Ana Frankenberg-Garcia gave a talk at the Departamento de Letras Modernas Universidade de São Paulo entitled: Novas ferramentas lexicográficas: um editor de textos que auxilia no emprego de colocações em textos acadêmicos/ New lexicographic tools: a text editor that assists in the use of collocations in Read more about ColloCaid at Universidade de São Paulo[…]

ColloCaid Trials in Brazil

Trials of the ColloCaid tool took place at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul and at the São José do Rio Preto campus of Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”. The trials formed part of a series of workshops aimed at supporting the internationalisation of Brazilian research. More information can be found here.