Basic Information

Affiliation
Center for Language Research (CLR)
Title
Associate Professor
E-Mail
jblake@u-aizu.ac.jp
Web site
https://u-aizu.ac.jp/~jblake/

Education

Courses - Undergraduate
Patterns and language, Logic and language, Visualizing time and tense, Thesis writing and presentations.
Courses - Graduate

Research

Specialization
My current focus is on creating practical online tools that help people learn English. The tools we create often detect and/or visualize particular language features. Some language features are easy to detect automatically; others are much more challenging. Our research draws on corpus linguistics to analyze texts and computational linguistics to create rule-based and probabilistic-based pattern-searching tools or pipelines.
Educational Background, Biography
Current Research Theme
Text analysis and technology-enhanced learning
Key Topic
Automatic identification of language features in scientific writing; Automatic identification of grammatical tense, verb class and tense function in scientific writing.
Affiliated Academic Society
Association for Computational Linguistics, British Computer Society, Association for Computing Machinery, Japanese Association for English Corpus Studies, JALT

Others

Hobbies
School days' Dream
Current Dream
Motto
Favorite Books
Messages for Students
Publications other than one's areas of specialization