Last update: December, 2015

Dr. Martí Quixal

External collaborator, Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
University of Tübingen

About me

I am an external collaborator of the Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL) research group led by Prof. Meurers at the Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft in the University of Tübingen. This pages is left here as a record. Please take a look at my personal page for an updated overview of my professioanal activity: http://www.martiquixal.org.

Teaching

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Summer term 2015

  • NLP for Language Tutoring Systems (with Detmar Meurers) (Moodle course page, Campus Vorlesungsverzeichnis)

  • Winter term 2014-15

  • Introduction to Computational Linguistics (Moodle course page, Campus Vorlesungsverzeichnis)


  • Projects

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    Publications

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    Peer-reviewed publications - 2016201420132012201120102009200820072006200420022001
    Talks, talks, talks - 2015201220112010200920082003
    Manuscripts and Reports - 2012200520042003
    NLP community services - 201520142013201220112009

    Peer-reviewed publications

    2016

    • Martí Quixal and Detmar Meurers. How can writing tasks be characterized in a way serving pedagogical goals and automatic analysis needs?. CALICO Journal, Special Issue on Automated Writing Evaluation in Language Teaching: Theory, Development, and Application. Guest editors: Volker Hegelheimer, Ahmet Dursun and Zhi Li. Vol. 33, 1. [IN PRESS]

    2014

    • Maite Melero, Marta R. Costa-jussà, Patrik Lambert and Martí Quixal. Selection of correction candidates for the normalization of Spanish user-generated content. In Natural Language Engineering, Available on CJO 2014 doi:10.1017/S1351324914000011. Copyrights Cambridge University Press. (link)

    2013

    • 2013 Rachael Gilg, Martí Quixal, and Arthur Wendorf. A video corpus for language learning: open source tools and materials from the Corpus-to-Classroom project. In Proceedings of the 2013 Conference For The International Association For Language Learning, 2013.
    • Martí Quixal, Rachael Gilg, Arthur Wendorf, Barbara E. Bullocck, and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio. SPinTX Corpus-to-Classroom: A Teacher-Centered Pedagogical Interface for the Spanish in Texas Corpus. In Proceedings of the CALICO Conference, 2013.

    2012

    • Maite Melero, Marta R. Costa-Jussà, Judith Domingo, Montse Marquina, and Martí Quixal. 2012. "Holaaa!! writin like u talk is kewl but kinda hard 4 NLP". In Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12). Editors: Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair), Khalid Choukri, Thierry Declerck, Mehmet Uğur Doğan, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Jan Odijk, and Stelios Piperidis. Published by European Language Resources Association (ELRA). May 23-25, 2012. Istanbul, Turkey. ISBN: 978-2-9517408-7-7. [Conference link, open access]

    2011

    • Toni Badia, Judith Domingo, Richard Easton, Simona Gabureanu, Istrate Olimpius, Martí Quixal, Mike Sharwood Smith, Paul Schmidt, Irina Vasilescu. “Integrating Call In Early Education Environments (ICE3)”. Proceedings of INTED2011 Conference. 7-9 March 2011, Valencia, Spain. ISBN:978-84-614-7423-3. [Publisher's link]

    2010

    • Víctor Pascual, Lorenzo Vigentini and Martí Quixal. "Visualising Virtual Learning Environments: Case Studies of the Website Exploration Tool. In Proceedings 14th International Conference on Information Visualisation, 26th--29th July 2010, South Bank University, London, United Kingdom. [Publisher's link]
    • Martí Quixal, Susanne Preuß, David García-Narbona i Beto Boullosa. "AutoLearn's Authoring Tool: A Piece of Cake for Teachers". In Proceedings of The 5th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications. 11th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Los Angeles, California, United States, June 1-6, 2010. [PDF, slides]
    • Maite Melero, Gemma Boleda, Montse Cuadros, Cristina España-Bonet, Lluís Padró, Martí Quixal, Carlos Rodríguez i Roser Saurí. (2010), Language technology challenges of a "small" language (Catalan). In Proceedings of the Seventh International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10) pp. 925-930 Malta. ISBN 2-9517408-6-7. [PDF]

    2009

    • Gemma Boleda, Montse Cuadros, Cristina España-Bonet, Maite Melero, Lluís Padró, Martí Quixal i Carlos Rodríguez. (2009), Sobre la I Jornada del Processament Computacional del Català A: Llengua i Ús, vol. 45, pg. 23--32. ISSN: 2013-052X. [PDF]
    • Gemma Boleda, Montse Cuadros, Cristina España-Bonet, Maite Melero, Lluís Padró, Martí Quixal i Carlos Rodríguez. (2009), Conclusiones de la primera Jornada del Procesamiento Computacional del Catalán Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural, 43, 387-388. September, 2009. ISSN: 1135-5948.
    • Gemma Boleda, Montse Cuadros, Cristina España-Bonet, Maite Melero, Lluís Padró, Martí Quixal i Carlos Rodríguez. (2009), El català i les tecnologies de la llengua A: Llengua, Societat i Comunicació, vol 7, 20-26, 2009. ISSN 1697 5928. [PDF]
    • Estrada, M., Navarro-Prieto, R., Quixal, M. (2009) "Combined evaluation of a virtual learning environment: use of qualitative methods and log interpretation to evaluate a computer mediated language course". In Proceedings of EDULEARN09, 6th-8th of July, 2009, Barcelona (Spain).
    • Estrada, M., Navarro, R. and Quixal, M. "A framework for the evaluation of language learning platforms". In Proceedings of the e-Society IADIS International Conference, vol. II. Ed. by Piet Kommers and Pedro Isaías. February, 25th-28th, Barcelona, Spain. Pages 95-99.

    2008

    • Quixal, Martí, Badia, Toni, Benavent, Francesc, Boullosa, Jose R., Domingo, Judith, Grau, Bernat, Massó, Guillem, Valentín, Oriol. User-Centred Design of Error Correction Tools. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08) Marrakech, Morocco. [PDF]

    2006

    • Quixal, M., Badia, T., Boullosa, B., Díaz, L. and Ruggia, A. (2006). “Strategies for the Generation of Individualised Feedback in Distance Language Learning”. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Language-Enabled Technology and Development and Evaluation of Robust Spoken Dialogue Systems of ECAI 2006. Riva del Garda, Italy, Sept. 2006. [PDF (camera ready version before publication)]

    2004

    • Badia, T., Díaz, L., Quixal, M., Ruggia, A., Garnier, S. and Schmidt, P. (2004) “Individualised NLP-Enhanced Feedback for Distance Language Learning”. In: Looi, Chee-Kit, L., Sutinen, E., Sampson, D. G., Aedo, I., Uden, L. and Kähkönen, E. (eds.) ICALT 2004 - Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 30 August - 1 September, 2004, Joensuu, Finland.
    • Badia, T., Gil, A., Quixal, M. and Valentín, O. 2004. NLP-enhanced error checking for Catalan unrestricted text. In Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Lisbon, vol.VI p. 1919-1922.
    • Aguilar, L., Alsina, A., Avilés, A., Badia, T., Balari, S., Boleda, G., Bott, S., Brumme, J., Colominas, C., Espunya, C., Fontana, J., Fontseca, J., Gil, A., Hernández, C., Mayol, L., McNally, L., de la Mota, C., Quixal, M., Rodríguez, Y. Valentín, O., Vallduví, E., Vallverdú, T. 2004. PrADo: Preparación Automatizada de Documentos (TIC 2000-1681). Tech report.

    2002

    • Alsina, À., T. Badia, G. Boleda, S. Bott, À. Gil, M. Quixal, O. Valentín. 2002. CATCG: un sistema de análisis morfosintáctico para el catalán. Revista de Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural, 29, Sept., pp. 309-310.,
    • Badia, T., G. Boleda, J. Brumme, C. Colominas, M. Garmendia, M. Quixal. 2002. BancTrad: un banco de corpus anotados con intercie web. Revista de Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural, 29, Sept., pp. 293-294.
    • Alsina, A., Badia, T., Boleda, G., Bott, S., Gil, A., Quixal, M. Valentín, O.. 2002. “CATCG: a general purpose parsing tool applied”. In Proceedings of Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Las Palmas, vol. III, p. 1130-1134.
    • Badia, T., G. Boleda, C. Colominas, M. Garmendia, A. González, M. Quixal. 2002. Eines de lingüística computacional per a la traducció: corpus paral·lels anotats. Proceedings of the 2nd Inter’l Conference on Specialized Translation, pp. 129-137, Barcelona, Spain.

    2001

    • Badia, T., G. Boleda, M. Quixal. 2001. Curso sobre Tecnologías de la lengua (segunda edición). QUARK, Ciencia, Medicina, Comunicación y Cultura, 21, Jul - Sept., pp. 14-16.
    • Badia, T., Boleda, G., Quixal, M., and Bofias, E. 2001. “A modular architecture for the processing of free text”. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Modular Programming Applied to Natural Language Processing at EUROLAN 2001. Iasi, August 2001.

    Talks, talks, talks

    2015

    • Martí Quixal. Teacher-driven development of authoring tools to foster the integration of ICALL materials in secondary education. Workshop "Studying Language Learning: From the Laboratory to the Classroom". Tübingen, 10-11 December, 2015.
    • Martí Quixal and Detmar Meurers. The missing link? Task characterization and task product characterization as a means to accommodate TBLT and (i)CALL. XVIIth International CALL Research Conference. Tarragona, 6-8 July, 2015. (link)

    2012

    • Anna Campillo, Mònica Castanyer, Mikel Martín, Montse Paradeda and Martí Quixal (2012) "Telling Computers How to Feed Learners Back: Managing Materials for Individual Learning" APAC Convention, Barcelona. February 25th, 2012 [PDF slides]
    • Martí Quixal "NLP as an enabling technology for foreign language teaching and learning" Seminari intern, Barcelona Media. 7th February, 2012 [PDF slides]

    2011

    • Martí Quixal "Making ICALL Viable in real-life Schools: Supporting Teacher Autonomy in Building NLP-Enhanced Activities" Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Tübingen. 26th October, 2011

    2010

    • “AutoLearn's Authoring Tool: A Piece of Cake for Teachers". Adaptation of the NAACL-BEA talk for the Research Seminar of the NLP group at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. October 14th, 2010.
    • Martí Quixal, Toni Badia, Mariona Estrada, John Emslie, Paul Schmidt, Mike S. Sharwood, Susanne Preuß, Isin Bengi-Öner (2010) AutoLearn: ICALL in real instruction settings. EUROCALL conference. September 8-11, 2012. Bordeaux.
    • ICALL Research Group Tübingen.

    2009

    • Martí Quixal. "ALLES and AUTOLEARN: using NLP for the generation of intelligent feedback in FLT". 24th September, 2009, Tübingen. (Per invitació)
    • Judith Domingo, Francesc Benavent i Martí Quixal. "El Corrector: un projecte obert." VIII Jornades de Programari Lliure 1–4 de juliol de 2009, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona.
    • Toni Badia, José R. Boullosa, Judith Domingo, David Garcia, Albert Miguel, Gemma Boleda, Stefan Bott, Rodrigo Meza, Carlos Castillo, Vicente López. "Seguint la traça de CUCWeb: IAC". 1a Jornada del Processament Computacional del Català. Palau Robert, Barcelona, 26 de març del 2009.
    • Toni Badia, Francesc Benavent, José R. Boullosa, Judith Domingo, Marc González, Bernat Grau, Guillem Massó, Martí Quixal i Oriol Valentín. "Un corrector tipogràfic, ortogràfic i gramatical de català". 1a Jornada del Processament Computacional del Català. Palau Robert, Barcelona, 26 de març del 2009.

    2008

    • Martí Quixal i Francesc Benavent. "Un corrector i derivats". Seminari de PLN de la UPC. 28 de novembre del 2008. [Transparències] (Per invitació)
    • Quixal, M.; Boullosa, J. R.; Estrada, M.; García, D.; Badia, T.; and Navarro-Prieto, R. AutoLearn: evaluar la utilidad y la usabilidad de las TIC en entornos reales de apren-dizaje de lenguas extranjeras. Moodlemoot’08, Barcelona 23rd-25th October, 2008.
    • Estrada, Mariona; Navarro-Prieto, Raquel and Quixal, Martí. Framework for the Eval-uation of Language Learning Platforms with real users. In "HCI for Technology Enhanced Learning", workshop at HCI 2008 "Culture, Creativity & Interaction", 1st September 2008, Liverpool, UK.
    • Quixal, M. and Badia, T. Exploiting unsupervised techniques to predict EFL learner errors. CALICO Pre-Conference Workshop on Automatic Analysis of Learner Language: Bridging Foreign Language Teaching Needs and NLP Possibilities. San Fancisco, CA, March 18th-19th. [slides: PDF]

    2003

    • Quixal, M., Alsina, A., Badia, T. “Las categorías del sintagma nominal: nombres, adjetivos y determinanes” XXIII Simposio de la Sociedad Española de Lingüística. Girona, Desembre, 2003.

    Manuscripts and Reports

    2012

    • Martí Quixal. Language Learning Tasks and Automatic Analysis of Learner Language: Connecting FLTL and NLP design of ICALL materials supporting use in real-life instruction. Universitat Pompeu Fabra // Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen. 2012. [thesis: PDF, defense slides: PDF]

    2005

    • Toni Badia, Lourdes Díaz, Sandrine Garnier, Rosa Lucha, Araceli Martinez, Martí Quixal, Ana Ruggia, and Paul Schmidt. ALLES correction tools: report on the quantitative and qualitative correction methodologies. Technical report, ALLES Project, 5th Framework Programme, 2005.
    • Laura Martín, Celia Rico, Ana Ruggia, Lourdes Díaz, Martí Quixal, Toni Badia, Paul Schmidt, Mike Sharwood Smith, Antonio Sánchez Valderabanos, and Araceli Martínez. Final report. Technical report, ALLES Project (IST-2001-34246), 2005.

    2004

    • Lourdes Díaz, Ana Ruggia, Martí Quixal, Enrique Torrejón, Jorge Jiménez, Celia Rico, Sandrine Garnier, and Paul Schmidt. Links Among The Learning Tools And The Linguistic Tools. Technical report, ALLES Project (IST-2001-34246), 2004.

    2003

    • Quixal, M. 2003. Theoretical basis and implementation of a linguistics-based morphosyntactic tagger for Catalan (MA Thesis). Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Doctorat en Ciència cognitiva i llenguatge.
    • Lourdes Díaz, Ana Ruggia, and Martí Quixal. Links Among The Learning Tools. Technical report, ALLES Project (IST–2001–34246), 2003.
    • Lourdes Díaz, Ana Ruggia, Martí Quixal, Enrique Torrejón, Jorge Jiménez, Celia Rico, Sandrine Garnier, and Paul Schmidt. Annex to D1.2 (Links Among The Learning Tools): Specifications of each of the learning units. Technical report, ALLES project (IST–2001–34246), 2003.

    NLP community services

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    2013

    2012

    2011

    2009

    • Reviewer of the special volume "On the Annotation of Learner Language" of the CALICO Journal. Vol 26, No. 3.
    • Co-organiser of the Workshop “New Technologies in the FLT Classroom”, Istanbul 28th-29th September 2009 during the AutoLearn project.
    • Co-organizer of the AutoLearn Workshop “Estratègies i tècniques per incorporar feed-back automàtic "intel·ligent" en entorns presencials i semipresencials”, 24th-25th April, 2009.
    • Co-organitzer of the Primera Jornada de Processament Computacional del Català, 26th March, 2009 in Palua Robert, Barcelona (http://sites.google.com/site/jornadacatala/)

    Contact

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    E-Mail: quixal AT sfs DOT uni DASH tuebingen DOT de
    E-Mail: marti DOT quixal AT gmail DOT com