Category: News

We launched CIABATTA, Corpus In A Box: Automated Tools, Tutorials, & Advising, on December 6th, 2021. Attendees from all over the world learned how they can build their own corpora to aid them in research and teaching, regardless of their previous coding experience.

Thanks to an internal grant, Crow’s Purdue team has added three new undergraduate researchers: Hannah Brostrom, Abby Elkin, and Anna Shura. Meet our new team members!

The Crow team is thrilled to announce the release of Corpus in a Box: Automated Tools, Tutorials, & Advising (CIABATTA). We invite you to attend our launch event and open house: Mon Dec 6, 10am; Tue Dec 7, 8am (US/Arizona time).

On October 23rd, 2021, Arizona Crow researchers Anh Dang, Hui Wang, and Ali Yaylali hosted an online workshop at the Arizona Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (AZTESOL) 2021 conference: “Exploring tense-agreement issues in L2 writing using a learner corpus.”

Grant funding will allow us to hire four undergraduate researchers for AY21–22: processing data, completing user experience research, and updating our web site. Open immediately and until filled.

Crow’s distributed work team presents “Using iterative persona development to support inclusive research and assessment” at SIGDOC 2021: Michelle McMullin, Hadi Banat, Shelton Weech, and Bradley Dilger. YouTube presentation and conference proceedings paper.

Announcing our first cohort of Crow Fellows! Olayemi Awotayo (Virginia Tech); Dr. Madelyn Pawlowski (Northern Michigan); Margaret Poncin Reeves (DePaul); and Modupe Yusuf (Michigan Tech).

Crow PI Dr. Shelley Staples congratulates the seven Crowbirds who earned degrees from the University of Arizona in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021: Anh Dang, Hannah Gill, Jhonatan Henao-Muñoz, Alantis Houpt, Dr. Aleksey Novikov, Dr. Emily Palese, and Kevin Sanchez.

The web interface for Crow, the corpus and repository of writing, depends on a complex amalgam of interdependent bits of code built by thousands of people. Crow developer Mark Fullmer describes these interactions and a tool he’s developed to visualize them.

Crow was recently awarded a seed grant from Purdue’s College of Liberal Arts that will provide funding for summer work to help the team prepare to write an application to Humanities Without Walls.