Slava Andreyev


Supporting Spanish Writers using Automated Feedback
Aoife Cahill | James Bruno | James Ramey | Gilmar Ayala Meneses | Ian Blood | Florencia Tolentino | Tamar Lavee | Slava Andreyev
Proceedings of the 2021 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies: Demonstrations

We present a tool that provides automated feedback to students studying Spanish writing. The feedback is given for four categories: topic development, coherence, writing conventions, and essay organization. The tool is made freely available via a Google Docs add-on. A small user study with third-level students in Mexico shows that students found the tool generally helpful and that most of them plan to continue using it as they work to improve their writing skills.


Writing Mentor: Self-Regulated Writing Feedback for Struggling Writers
Nitin Madnani | Jill Burstein | Norbert Elliot | Beata Beigman Klebanov | Diane Napolitano | Slava Andreyev | Maxwell Schwartz
Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: System Demonstrations

Writing Mentor is a free Google Docs add-on designed to provide feedback to struggling writers and help them improve their writing in a self-paced and self-regulated fashion. Writing Mentor uses natural language processing (NLP) methods and resources to generate feedback in terms of features that research into post-secondary struggling writers has classified as developmental (Burstein et al., 2016b). These features span many writing sub-constructs (use of sources, claims, and evidence; topic development; coherence; and knowledge of English conventions). Prelimi- nary analysis indicates that users have a largely positive impression of Writing Mentor in terms of usability and potential impact on their writing.


Language Muse: Automated Linguistic Activity Generation for English Language Learners
Nitin Madnani | Jill Burstein | John Sabatini | Kietha Biggers | Slava Andreyev
Proceedings of ACL-2016 System Demonstrations


Using Entity-Based Features to Model Coherence in Student Essays
Jill Burstein | Joel Tetreault | Slava Andreyev
Human Language Technologies: The 2010 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics


Towards Automatic Classification of Discourse Elements in Essays
Jill Burstein | Daniel Marcu | Slava Andreyev | Martin Chodorow
Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics