I study computational linguistics at CUNY Graduate Center where I work at the intersection of natural language processing (NLP) and second language acquisition (SLA). I believe that NLP technologies offer remarkable opportunities for the langauge classroom. Among them, I find oral practice of particular interest. Automated scoring of open-ended spoken responses, intelligent tutoring, grammatical error detection and correction, or spoken dialog solutions, are some of the classroom applications of NLP I have been investigating.
- "Am I Your Father? Applying Computational Methods in Detecting Grammatical Similarities in the Dialogues between Star Wars Characters
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- The Effectiveness of Pronunciation Training Software in ESL Oral Fluency Development
( MA Thesis )
- Various assignments written for coursework in Computational Linguistics
( code )