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You Can Read the Comments Section Again: The Faciloscope App and Automated Rhetorical Analysis

Posted by Ryan Omizo on April 1, 2016

The Faciloscope is a web application that employs a support vector machine (svm) (Cortes and Vapnik, 1995) classifier to annotate high-value facilitation moves in online, informal learning and discussion environments. The Faciloscope is designed to return to facilitators and others who would promote online learning and conversation rapid global analysis of how online interactions are developing.

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Belfast Group Poetry|Networks

Posted by Brian Croxall on July 29, 2015

Belfast Group Poetry|Networks is a site that explores the writing workshop that run in Belfast sporadically from 1963-1972. Founded by Philip Hobsbaum, a lecturer at Queen's University Belfast, the Group's members included some of the most famous poets of the twentieth centry, including Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, and others.

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Computational Literary Genre Stylistics

Posted by Christof Schöch on March 17, 2015

This junior research group is located at the intersection of Romance Philology (esp. French and Spanish Literary Studies) and Applied Computer Science (esp. Machine Learning and Text Mining). Our overall objective is to establish a methodological convergence between latest methods of quantitative analysis of literary texts on the one hand, and basic issues in the field of genre theory and stylistics, on the other hand.

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