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ColloCaid: a tool to help academic English writers find the words they need

Frankenberg-Garcia, Ana, Rees, Geraint, Lew, Robert, Roberts, Jonathan, Sharma, Nirwan and Butcher, Peter (2019) ColloCaid: a tool to help academic English writers find the words they need In: CALL and complexity – short papers from EUROCALL 2019., pp. 144-150. ISBN 978-2-490057-54-2

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This short paper summarizes the development of ColloCaid (, a text editor that supports writers with academic English collocations. After a brief introduction, the paper summarizes how the lexicographic database underlying ColloCaid was compiled, how text editor integration was achieved, and results from initial user studies. The paper concludes by outlining future developments

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages
Authors :
Lew, Robert
Roberts, Jonathan
Sharma, Nirwan
Butcher, Peter
Editors :
Meunier, Fanny
Van de Vyver, Julie
Bradley, Linda
Thouësny, Sylvie
Date : 9 December 2019
Funders : UK Arts and Humanities Research Council
DOI : 10.14705/rpnet.2019.38.1000
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2019 Ana Frankenberg-Garcia, Geraint Rees, Robert Lew, Jonathan Roberts, Nirwan Sharma, Peter Butcher. This article is published under the Attribution (CC BY) licence. The CC BY licence lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon authors’ work, even commercially, as long as they credit authors for the original creation.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Collocation; EAP; Writing; e-lexicography
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Additional Information : Book copyright: © 2019 Fanny Meunier, Julie Van de Vyver, Linda Bradley, Sylvie Thouësny Rights: the whole volume is published under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives International (CC BY-NC-ND) licence; individual articles may have a different licence. Under the CC BY-NC-ND licence, the volume is freely available online ( for anybody to read, download, copy, and redistribute provided that the author(s), editorial team, and publisher are properly cited. Commercial use and derivative works are, however, not permitted.
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Date Deposited : 20 Jan 2020 11:54
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