Daniela Bascunan's research while affiliated with University of Santiago, Chile and other places

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Corpus-based writing assistants are aimed to show how words are used in real context: they provide word use examples from which users can (1) draw inspiration for their writing and (2) understand how words are used together to improve their own writing. Although the idea of integrating a corpus-based writing assistant into word processors is not ne...


... In general, context-sensitive word search engines are supportive writing assistants targeting the editing phase of the writing process (Rohman, 1965;Seow, 2002). Supportive writing assistants take the form of online dictionaries, thesauri, concordancers (like WriteBetter (Bellino and Bascuñán, 2020)), or other resources offering definitions, synonyms, and translations. More advanced assistants provide a tailored query language that allows for searching words matching a pattern (OneLook.com), ...