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ColloCaid at Infolex

On the 12th of April 2021 at 1400 GMT + 1, Geraint Rees gave a seminar talk entitled Collocation and collaboration: Developing the ColloCaid writing assistant. The seminar was hosted by the Infolex research group at the Institut de Lingüística Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. More information can be found here. A video can be Read more about ColloCaid at Infolex[…]

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ColloCaid code and documentation released

The ColloCaid sample code and documentation has been released. The release includes a fully working implementation of the ColloCaid editor and visualization panel. The ColloCaid editor is a modified version of TinyMCE (https://www.tiny.cloud/) which integrates with the ColloCaid visualization panel, a ReactJS (https://reactjs.org) component that can be used to reproduce the visualizations available in the Read more about ColloCaid code and documentation released[…]

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Academic Collocation Errors and Other Problems Database Released

Introducing the Academic Collocation Errors and Other Problems by ColloCaid. This dataset comprises 361 collocation errors and other issues found widely and frequently in English academic writing.Problems are classed as: (1) errors like *knowledge in how instead of knowledge of how; (2) atypical word combinations that are grammatically acceptable but not very common, like lose control over (atypical) compared Read more about Academic Collocation Errors and Other Problems Database Released[…]

BALEAP TELSIG webinar about ColloCaid

On Friday, 29 January 2021 at 12:00 pm UK, Ana Frankenberg-Garcia gave a webinar on ColloCaid. Ana presented some practical ideas and activities to help students make the right choices in terms of vocabulary and more specifically collocations in general academic English. Slides from the webinar can be found here. A recording of the presentation Read more about BALEAP TELSIG webinar about ColloCaid[…]

ColloCaid at the “Incorporating Corpora in Teaching” Symposium

On Friday 23 October, Ana Frankenberg- Garcia gave a presentation at the symposium on “Incorporating Corpora in Teaching” organized by the Mid-Sweden University. She talked about the potential of ColloCaid as a Data-driven Learning (DDL) tool which can help writers with academic collocations without the need for corpus training or teacher intervention.

ColloCaid at TaLC 2020

Ana Frankenberg-Garcia and colleagues have a paper at the TaLC 2020 conference which is taking place online this year. This paper reports on a series academic English writing workshops that encouraged researchers and English tutors in Brazil to work collaboratively with corpus tools and resources. This collaborative approach is particularly important in the Brazilian context Read more about ColloCaid at TaLC 2020[…]

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ColloCaid Webinar

Ana Frankenberg-Garcia gave a webinar about ColloCaid as part of a series of webinars celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics (LAEL), Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The webinar took place from 9am – 11am (GMT -3) (1300 – 1400 BST). You can find more information and recordings of Read more about ColloCaid Webinar[…]

ColloCaid Guest Lecture at EMLex

ColloCaid Principal Investigator Ana Frankenberg-Garcia gave a guest lecture for the European Master in Lexicography (EMLex). For the academic year 2019-2020, the Faculty of Philology at the University of Santiago de Compostela plays host to EMLex. The guest lecture entitled Assisting Writers with Academic English Collocations: lexical data, text editor integration and user feedback, took Read more about ColloCaid Guest Lecture at EMLex[…]