TAALES 2.2 is out : automatic analysis of lexical sophistication, Windows and Mac

From the TAALES website:

Kyle, K. & Crossley, S. A. (2015). Automatically assessing lexical sophistication: Indices, tools, findings, and application. TESOL Quarterly 49(4), pp. 757-786. doi: 10.1002/tesq.194

TAALES is a tool that measures over 400 classic and new indices of lexical sophistication, and includes indices related to a wide range of sub-constructs. TAALES indices have been used to inform models of second language (L2) speaking proficiency, first language (L1) and L2 writing proficiency, spoken and written lexical proficiency, genre differences, and satirical language.

Starting with version 2.2, TAALES provides comprehensive index diagnostics, including text-level coverage output (i.e., the percent of words/bigrams/trigrams in a text covered by the index) AND individual word/bigram/trigram index coverage information.

TAALES takes plain text files as input (it will process all plain text files in a particular folder) and produces a comma separated values (.csv) spreadsheet that is easily read by any spreadsheet software.


You can find all the info here. Windows and Mac versions available for free.

Innovative Corpus Query and Visualization Tools

QueryVis – Workshop on Innovative Corpus Query and Visualization Tools

at Nodalida 2015, Vilnius (Lithuania), May, 11th, 2015

Recent years have seen an increased interest in and availability of many different kinds of corpora. These range from small, but carefully annotated treebanks to large parallel corpora and very large monolingual corpora for big data research. It remains a challenge to query the multilayer annotations of small corpora, to efficiently access large corpora as well as to visualize the query results.

Invited Speaker

We are proud to announce that the plenary speech “Scaling out corpus technology: the open source query and analysis engine KorAP” will be presented by Marc Kupietz (Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim).

Topics to be covered
Querying corpora with multiple levels of annotation
Querying parallel and multi-parallel corpora
Visualization of annotation and alignment
Visualization of query results over very large corpora
Querying by example
Querying multimodal corpora

Workshop Format

We are planning for a half-day workshop with paper presentations, demos and an invited talk.
Call for Papers

We are seeking short papers (4 pages) or long papers (8 pages) on the topics specified above. Papers should be formated according to the Nodalida guidelines. Submission will be through EasyChair.
Important Dates

Paper submission 16. March 2015
Information to authors 17. April 2015
Final papers due 1. May 2015


Gintarė Grigonytė (Stockholm University)