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LINGUIST List 20.2261

Mon Jun 22 2009

FYI: Mini-grants in Forensic Linguistics Available

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        1.    Carole E. Chaski, Mini-grants in Forensic Linguistics Available

Message 1: Mini-grants in Forensic Linguistics Available
Date: 22-Jun-2009
From: Carole E. Chaski <cchaskilinguisticEvidence.org>
Subject: Mini-grants in Forensic Linguistics Available
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The Institute for Linguistic Evidence, Inc., is pleased to announce a grant
competition for research, data collection, and/or validation testing in
forensic linguistic methodology.

ILE plans to award a maximum of five mini-grants (US$500-US$2500) in summer
2009 for work to be completed in 2009. Validation testing and data
collection are the highest priorities, with preference for testing of
existing systems such as ALIAS. Eligible grantees should have earned at least
the MA in linguistics, computer science or statistics, but applicants with a PhD (or ABD)
are preferred. For an application packet, please contact, via email,
Carole E. Chaski, PhD, Executive Director, at cchaskiLinguisticEvidence.org.

Incorporated in Delaware, ILE was founded in 1998 as a 501(c)3 tax exempt,
research organization supported by grants and donations to develop reliable
methods for providing linguistic evidence in civil, criminal and security
investigations, and to provide validation testing for the determination of
error rates, best practices and standards for linguistic evidence. ILE
projects have been funded by the US Department of Justice, National
Institute of Justice, private philanthropy and industry. ILE software
development has produced ALIAS, the Automated Linguistic Identification and
Assessment System, components of which have been accepted as fully
admissible evidence in Federal and State courts. ALIAS implements
computational linguistic methods for authorship identification, threat
letter assessment, suicide note assessment, gender and age assessment,
predatory text assessment, and intertextual relationship assessment.
Currently ILE has research relationships with scholars and practitioners in
the United States, Ireland, Switzerland, England, Canada and Nigeria. While
ILE focuses on research and development, services are provided through
ALIAS Technology LLC. ILE and ALIAS Technology LLC are located in
Georgetown, Delaware, home of the influential Delaware Chancery Court.

For more information, please visit:

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics

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