Dr. Lisa N. Michaud
Fall 2013 Courses
My research interests are focused along two paths:
These areas intersect in my work with the development of Intelligent Tutoring Systems to aid classroom instruction, particularly in the field of Second Language Acquisition. These systems are also called Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) systems. My dissertation work focused on the ICICLE project at the University of Delaware. ICICLE stands for Interactive Computer Identification and Correction of Language Errors. The idea behind the project is the desire to enable a computer program to examine the writing of a student and help him or her fix the grammatical errors in it.
My current projects include:
Michaud, Lisa N. and Patricia Ann McCoy (2013). Applying Machine Translation Metrics to Student-Written Translations. In Proceedgins of the 8th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, a workshop of the Annual Meeting of the North American Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT), June, Atlanta, Georgia.
Michaud, Lisa N. (2012). AND, OR, NOT: Teaching Logic in CS0. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 27(6), June 2012, 99-104.
Michaud, Lisa N. (2010). Learning Data Structures through Text Adventure Games. Journal of Computing Science in Colleges 25(6), June 2010, 243-244.
Michaud, Lisa N. (2008). King Alfred: A Translation Environment for Learners of Anglo-Saxon English. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, a workshop of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL-HLT), June 15-20, Columbus, Ohio, 19-26.
Michaud, Lisa N. and Kathleen F. McCoy (2006). An Interlanguage approach to parsing the writing of deaf students. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (IJAIED), 16, 65-97.
Michaud, Lisa N., Kathleen F. McCoy, and Rashida Z. Davis (2005). A User Language Model for Disambiguating Natural Language Parses: Design and Evaluation. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, Special Issue on Language-Based Interaction, 15(1): 55-84.
Michaud, Lisa N. and Kathleen F. McCoy (2004). Empirical Derivation of a Sequence of User Stereotypes. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 14(4): 317-350.