Cerstin Mahlow

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Revising and editing are important parts of the writing process. In fact, multiple revision and editing cycles are crucial for the production of high-quality texts. However, revising and editing are also tedious and error-prone, since changes may introduce new errors. Grammar checkers, as offered by some word processors, are not a solution. Besides the fact(More)
This NECTAR track paper (NECTAR: new scientific and technical advances in research) summarizes recent research and curation activities at the CLARIN center Stuttgart. CLARIN is a European initiative to advance research in humanities and social sciences by providing language-based resources via a shared distributed infrastructure. We provide an overview of(More)
Unlike programmers, authors only get very little support from their writing tools, i.e., their word processors and editors. Current editors are unaware of the objects and structures of natural languages and only offer character-based operations for manipulating text. Writers thus have to execute complex sequences of low-level functions to achieve their(More)
We present a morphological analyzer for Spanish called SMM. SMM is implemented in the grammar development framework Malaga, which is based on the formalism of LeftAssociative Grammar. We briefly present the Malaga framework, describe the implementation decisions for some interesting morphological phenomena of Spanish, and report on the evaluation results(More)
A key difference between traditional humanities research and the emerging field of digital humanities is that the latter aims to complement qualitative methods with quantitative data. In linguistics, this means the use of large corpora of text, which are usually annotated automatically using natural language processing tools. However, these tools do not(More)
In this paper we compare the state of the art of language awareness in source code editors and word processors. Language awareness refers to functions operating on the elements and structures of a formal or natural language. Language-aware functions allow users to work with meaningful units, increasing efficiency and reducing errors. While all modern source(More)
In Technical Documentation, Authoring Tools are used to maintain a consistent text quality—especially with regard to the often followed translation of the original documents into several languages using a Translation Memory System. Hitherto these tools have often been used separately one after the other. Additionally Authoring tools often have no linguistic(More)
This paper describes the process of formally evaluating an E-Learning system that has been in use for several years. Professional usability evaluation offers deeper insight into user behaviour and needs than accidental feedback collection or introspection by system developers. A first analysis of the evaluation samples shows satisfaction of users with the(More)
Research on differencing and versioning in computer science, writing research, and scholarly editing are all concerned with the evolution of texts and documents through various drafts, versions, and changes between different stages. While the different disciplines all have their own perspectives, on closer inspection, there is a large overlap of concerns.(More)