Category: Announcements

Visit from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

LiT.RL received a visit from Professors Tan Seng Chee, Kevin Hartman, and Betsy Ng, researchers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. The conversation focused on how technology can be used to assess different forms of learning, and how to improve writing and citation skills in classroom settings. Dr. Tan’s research interests include Computer-Supported Read More …

LiT.RL Lab New Team Members

LiT.RL has restarted its regular fall 2016 lab meetings and reinvigorating research activities. We welcome back Sarah Cornwell, previously part of the team as a Master’s student in Linguistic, now in her new capacity as a graduate research assistant at the doctoral level! We also welcome our newest team member, Toluwas Asubiaro (Tolu), as a Read More …

Poster Session: Language & Computer Tech

Western University, North Campus Building, FIMS, Graduate Research Center (2nd floor) Tuesday, April 5th @ 9:00 – 11:50 a.m. You are invited to the end-of-course student poster session in which the participating students will be surveying and discussing Natural Language Processing applications and how they can be of use in libraries, or to information professionals Read More …

Podcast On Trolling by Yimin Chen

In this podcast (http://gradcastradio.podbean.com/e/gradcast-52-trolling-yimin-chen/), LiT.RL lab team member, Yimin Chen, traces the history of internet trolling and explores some of the problematic implications of this controversial subject. Below is a brief description from Yimin. “Broadly defined, “internet trolling” describes a spectrum of behaviours aimed at disrupting online communities and communications via inflammatory or provocative comments Read More …

Invited Talk: From Data to Business Value

“From Data to Business Value: Principles, Technologies and Organizational Forms” An invited talk by Dimitri Popolov, PhD, Data Scientist & Architect at DataSkill Tuesday, March 15th, @ 10:30-11:50, North Campus Building (NCB) #293     Outline: Principles of data processing from human-computer interaction viewpoint. Technologies. Current buzz words for data processing demystified. Organizations. What type Read More …

Community Building at FIMS

One of the Western University campus newspapers, Western News, acknowledges community building efforts by a FIMS Professor, Dr. Sarah Roberts. “Faculty of Information and Media Studies professor Sarah Roberts has created something of a hub for analog game enthusiasts in the faculty – the FIMS Gaming Club, a group that meets Fridays to play and Read More …

Easier Translation in ICTs

On 16 December the TNW News announced that “Google will soon let you translate messages in other languages without switching apps“. “At today’s Google for India event in New Delhi, Google’s vice president for product management Caesar Sengupta showed off a sexy upcoming feature in the company’s Translate service, which makes messaging in multiple languages Read More …