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Wed Dec 16 2009

FYI: New Website: Global Launch of MICUSP Simple

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        1.    Ute Römer, New Website: Global Launch of MICUSP Simple

Message 1: New Website: Global Launch of MICUSP Simple
Date: 16-Dec-2009
From: Ute Römer <uroemerumich.edu>
Subject: New Website: Global Launch of MICUSP Simple
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Dear all,

I am excited to let you know that the Corpus Linguistics team at the
University of Michigan English Language Institute has just launched MICUSP
Simple - a free search and browse interface to the new Michigan Corpus of
Upper-level Student Papers (http://micusp.elicorpora.info/). MICUSP
consists of 829 A-graded papers from 16 different disciplines written by
students at senior undergraduate or graduate level.

The URL for MICUSP Simple is http://search-micusp.elicorpora.info/simple/.
The website is optimized for use in Firefox (most features also work fine
in Internet Explorer and Safari but we are still working on some issues
with these and other browsers).

MICUSP Simple was designed with teachers, students, and novice corpus users
in mind. In addition to a simple search facility, the interface provides
multiple filtering options to enable easy access to a wide range of sample
writing assignments from a major American research university. It features
interactive graphs, user-friendly navigation, automatic results update in
response to user selection, and full paper view (in HTML and original pdf
format).

MICUSP and MICUSP Simple are very much a team effort and I would like to
acknowledge the support of a number of people who are or were involved in
the project at various stages:
- John Swales (project conception and advising);
- Rita Simpson-Vlach (project management 2004 to 2006);
- Annelie Ädel (project management 2006 to 2007);
- Matthew Brook O’Donnell and Gregory Garretson (programming and XML schema
design);
- Annelie Ädel, Ute Römer, Stefanie Wulff (submission solicitation);
- Jesse Sielaff (coordination of electronic paper submission);
- Yung-Hui Chien, Geoffrey Ho, Lucas Jarmin, Emily Lin, Matthew Brook
O'Donnell, Jesse Sielaff, Madison Stuart, Beilei Zhang (XML coding);
- Geoffrey Ho, Lucas Jarmin, Miranda Kozman, Emily Lin, Kelly Lockman, Nasy
Pfanner, Ute Römer, Madison Stuart, Beilei Zhang (paper classification);
- Derek Blancey, Kate Boyd, Lucas Jarmin, Kelly Lockman, Matthew Brook
O'Donnell, Ute Römer, Jesse Sielaff, Madison Stuart, Edwin Teng, Beilei
Zhang (search interface design and implementation);
- Instructors and testing specialists at the University of Michigan English
Language Institute and members of the University of Michigan Corpus
Analysis Group (feedback on paper classification system and search/browse
interface design).

If you have comments or questions on MICUSP Simple, please email us at
micusp-helpumich.edu.

And now: Happy searching and browsing!!
- Ute and the MICUSP Team


Dr. Ute Römer
Director of the Applied Corpus Linguistics Unit
English Language Institute
University of Michigan
500 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2028
Email: uroemerumich.edu
Phone: +1 734 763 7133
Fax: +1 734 763 0369
http://www.elicorpora.info
http://www.uteroemer.com

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

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