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
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
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. Continue reading
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
AUTOR features on the Care Appointments news site, the go to site for careers advice, industry news, books, reports & research plus the latest job opportunities across UK social care.
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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