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Mon Jan 28 2008

Qs: English Native Speakers Needed for Experiment

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        1.    Lukas Michelbacher, English Native Speakers Needed for Experiment


Message 1: English Native Speakers Needed for Experiment
Date: 27-Jan-2008
From: Lukas Michelbacher <michellsims.uni-stuttgart.de>
Subject: English Native Speakers Needed for Experiment
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I am currently working on my thesis ('Diplomarbeit') at Stuttgart
University. In the course of my work, I am conducting an experiment for
which I require native speakers of English. The experiment is available
online and the task is to type in words depending on the stimuli on the
screen. It takes about 35 minutes to complete and there is a prize drawing
amongst all participants.

The goal of the experiment is to evaluate syntagmatic word associations
extracted from corpus data against human associations. The work focuses on
adjacent two-word collocations. Hence, the experiment differs from a pure
Free Association task in that it is more restrictive regarding possible
answers.

The experiment can be reached via

http://www.language-experiments.org

Please scroll down to 'Word Associations'. Thank you for your assistance

Lukas Michelbacher
michellsims.uni-stuttgart.de
Theoretical Computational Linguistics
Institute for Natural Language Processing
Stuttgart University

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Psycholinguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)



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