Yesterday we had the pleasure of welcoming ITV Central News to RGCL to interview PhD student Victoria Yaneva, and Elisabeth Hurley from Autism West Midlands about AUTOR. Continue reading
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Article date: Wednesday 27 July 2016
Innovative new technology is being developed by researchers to help people with autism read and understand text better. Continue reading
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
With the 21st Century known as the age of information, access to knowledge can change our lives in so many ways. Yet comprehension difficulties are a core characteristic of those on the autistic spectrum, making extracting meaning a distinct challenge. Victoria Yaneva outlines how technology can help bridge these differences in learning, by building upon the strengths of those with autism rather than focusing on weaknesses. Continue reading
Richard Evans, University of Wolverhampton
Date and time: Wednesday, June 22nd, 11:30
Evidence from clinical linguistics and NLP shows that sentences which are propositionally dense and syntactically complex are relatively difficult to process by humans and machines. Continue reading
Ralitsa Demirkova, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo
Title: A Comparative Model for Wordplay Analysis and Translation
Date and time: Wednesday 78h June, 2pm
Room: MC232, City Campus
The presentation focuses on wordplay as a stylistic device in British children’s literature. A comparative analysis model for wordplays and their respective translations is proposed. It is based on Attardo’s General Theory of Verbal Humour (GTVH)[i] and Zhuravlyova[ii]’s cognitive mechanisms of wordplays. It uses six parameters on both micro-structural (linguistic) and macro-structural (cognitive) levels which serve as a basis for comparison. Continue reading
Elena Errico, University of Genoa
Title: An Interpreter’s Wish List
Date and time: Tuesday 7th June, 1.30pm
Room: MC232, City Campus
Interpreting is a very challenging cognitive activity not least because it requires professionals to take translation decisions under very strict time constraints and while performing several Continue reading