James Ramey


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.