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RGCL visits Edinburgh for the XI Autism-Europe International Congress to talk AUTOR

xi-ae-int-congressRGCL recently had the pleasure of attending the XI Autism Europe International Congress in Edinburgh.

Autism-Europe’s international congresses are dedicated to sharing advances in practical and scientific knowledge about autism to as wide an audience as possible, including researchers, professionals, parents and self-advocates.

The event was a huge success welcoming over 1,700 delegates from around the world. Continue reading

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PhD student Najah Albaqawi presents at PARLAY, York

Congratulations to RGCL PhD student Najah Albaqawi for giving a presentation at the PARLAY Doctoral Consortium on 2nd September 2016, titled: “An Investigation into Morpho-syntactic Simplification in the Structure of Gulf Pidgin Arabic in Saudi Arabia”. Continue reading

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Corpus Methodologies Explained: An empirical approach to translation studies (Routledge-WIAS Interdisciplinary Studies) by Meng Ji (Editor), Michael Oakes (Editor), Li Defeng (Editor), Lidun Hareide (Editor)

Dr Michael Oakes has co-edited a new book which introduces the latest advances in Corpus-Based Translation Studies (CBTS), a thriving subfield of Translation Studies which forms an important part of both translator training and empirical translation research. Continue reading

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Watch the full AUTOR ITV News interview with Victoria Yaneva and Autism West Midlands

What is AUTOR?

AUTOR is a text-processing tool which can give you feedback on how easy or difficult your text is for a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Furthermore, AUTOR can help you with making your text more accessible by suggesting ways to rewrite it, as well as suggesting images or definitions which could help the reader understand it better. AUTOR is based on scientific research involving adult participants who were diagnosed with autism.

Want to find out more?

Watch AUTOR on ITV News and hear RGCL PhD Student Victoria Yaneva and Autism West Midlands talk about how the technology works and why it is important to people who suffer with ASD.

Want to get involved?

Check out our call to action for further information on how you can help make this great research even greater: http://bit.ly/1ZGtnEL

 

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Victoria takes to the floor at TEDx Brum

PhD student Victoria Yaneva recently showcased the work of the University’s Research Group in Computational Linguistics (RGCL) and her own research into improving reading for people with autism at the TEDx Brum event at the Town Hall, Birmingham.

The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organisations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences; TEDx events – often with a live presenters and TED Talks videos – are inspirational, prestigious to speak at and well regarded internationally. Continue reading