Jonathan J. Webster

Also published as: Jonathan Webster


2020

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A Dataset for Investigating the Impact of Feedback on Student Revision Outcome
Ildiko Pilan | John Lee | Chak Yan Yeung | Jonathan Webster
Proceedings of the 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

We present an annotation scheme and a dataset of teacher feedback provided for texts written by non-native speakers of English. The dataset consists of student-written sentences in their original and revised versions with teacher feedback provided for the errors. Feedback appears both in the form of open-ended comments and error category tags. We focus on a specific error type, namely linking adverbial (e.g. however, moreover) errors. The dataset has been annotated for two aspects: (i) revision outcome establishing whether the re-written student sentence was correct and (ii) directness, indicating whether teachers provided explicitly the correction in their feedback. This dataset allows for studies around the characteristics of teacher feedback and how these influence students’ revision outcome. We describe the data preparation process and we present initial statistical investigations regarding the effect of different feedback characteristics on revision outcome. These show that open-ended comments and mitigating expressions appear in a higher proportion of successful revisions than unsuccessful ones, while directness and metalinguistic terms have no effect. Given that the use of this type of data is relatively unexplored in natural language processing (NLP) applications, we also report some observations and challenges when working with feedback data.

2018

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Assisted Nominalization for Academic English Writing
John Lee | Dariush Saberi | Marvin Lam | Jonathan Webster
Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Interactive Systems and Language Generation (2IS&NLG)

2014

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The Halliday Centre Tagger: An Online Platform for Semi-automatic Text Annotation and Analysis
Billy T.M. Wong | Ian C. Chow | Jonathan J. Webster | Hengbin Yan
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)

This paper reports the latest development of The Halliday Centre Tagger (the Tagger), an online platform provided with semi-automatic features to facilitate text annotation and analysis. The Tagger is featured for its web-based architecture with all functionalities and file storage space provided online, and a theory-neutral design where users can define their own labels for annotating various kinds of linguistic information. The Tagger is currently optimized for text annotation of Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG), providing by default a pre-defined set of SFG grammatical features, and the function of automatic identification of process types for English verbs. Apart from annotation, the Tagger also offers the features of visualization and summarization to aid text analysis. The visualization feature combines and illustrates multi-dimensional layers of annotation in a unified way of presentation, while the summarization feature categorizes annotated entries according to different SFG systems, i.e., transitivity, theme, logical-semantic relations, etc. Such features help users identify grammatical patterns in an annotated text.

2013

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A Corpus-based Approach to Linguistic Function
Hengbin Yan | Jonathan Webster
Proceedings of the 27th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation (PACLIC 27)

2012

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A Corpus of Textual Revisions in Second Language Writing
John Lee | Jonathan Webster
Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 2: Short Papers)

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Collaborative Annotation and Visualization of Functional and Discourse Structures
Hengbin Yan | Jonathan Webster
Proceedings of the 24th Conference on Computational Linguistics and Speech Processing (ROCLING 2012)

2010

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eSpatialML: An Event-Driven Spatial Annotation Framework
Kiyong Lee | Jonathan Webster | Alex Chengyu Fang
Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

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Unsupervised Classification of Biomedical Abstracts Using Lexical Association
Jonathon Read | Jonathan Webster | Alex Chengyu Fang
Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

2008

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A Morpheme-based Part-of-Speech Tagger for Chinese
Guohong Fu | Jonathan J. Webster
Proceedings of the Sixth SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing

2005

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Harvesting the Bitexts of the Laws of Hong Kong From the Web
Chunyu Kit | Xiaoyue Liu | KingKui Sin | Jonathan J. Webster
Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Asian Language Resources (ALR-05) and First Symposium on Asian Language Resources Network (ALRN)

2003

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Integrating Ngram Model and Case-based Learning for Chinese Word Segmentation
Chunyu Kit | Zhiming Xu | Jonathan J. Webster
Proceedings of the Second SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing

1995

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Web Access to a Lexical Database Using VB/Access CGI Programming
Jonathan J. Webster
Proceedings of the 10th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

1994

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Building a Windows-Based Bilingual Functional Semantic Processor
Jonathan J. Webster
COLING 1994 Volume 2: The 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1992

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Tokenization as the Initial Phase in NLP
Jonathan J. Webster | Chunyu Kit
COLING 1992 Volume 4: The 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics