Anaïs Tack

Postdoc @ Itec, imec research group @ KU Leuven · Lecturer @ EPL @ FIAL @ UCLouvain · Board Member @ ACL SIGEDU

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I’m a postdoctoral researcher at Itec, imec research group at KU Leuven where I’m leading the research track in language technology. In addition to research, I teach two courses in NLP at the Louvain School of Engineering and the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters at UCLouvain. I’m also one of the executive board members of the ACL SIGEDU, who organize the annual Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications. Anyone can become a SIG member, so come join us – it’s great fun and we’re a friendly bunch!

Previously, I was a BAEF postdoctoral research fellow in computer science at Stanford University, where I worked in Chris Piech’s Lab and the HAI Education team.

news

Oct 5, 2023 We are organizing a seminar on Chatbots in education: what is (not) possible? during the ChatGPT, help! Workshop for teachers and language professionals, Kortrijk, Belgium.
Oct 4, 2023 We are organizing the 19th BEA workshop at NAACL 2024 in Mexico City, Mexico, on June 20 or 21, 2024.
Jul 13, 2023 Ambassador paper talk at the 18th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, ACL 2023, Toronto, Canada.
Jun 1, 2023 Invited talk at the Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Leibniz University Hannover.
Mar 24, 2023 We are organizing the BEA 2023 Shared Task on Generating AI Teacher Responses in Educational Dialogues.

selected publications

  1. Tack, Anaïs, Ekaterina Kochmar, Zheng Yuan, Serge Bibauw & Chris Piech. 2023. The BEA 2023 Shared Task on Generating AI Teacher Responses in Educational Dialogues. In Proceedings of the 18th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, vol. 18, 785–795. Toronto, Canada: Association for Computational Linguistics. (11 July, 2023).
  2. Tack, Anaïs & Chris Piech. 2022. The AI Teacher Test: Measuring the Pedagogical Ability of Blender and GPT-3 in Educational Dialogues. In Antonija Mitrovic & Nigel Bosch (eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, vol. 15, 522–529. Durham, United Kingdom: International Educational Data Mining Society. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6853187.
  3. Tack, Anaïs. 2021. Mark My Words! On the Automated Prediction of Lexical Difficulty for Foreign Language Readers. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: UCLouvain & KU Leuven PhD thesis.
  4. Tack, Anaïs, Thomas François, Piet Desmet & Cédrick Fairon. 2018. NT2Lex: A CEFR-Graded Lexical Resource for Dutch as a Foreign Language Linked to Open Dutch WordNet. In Joel Tetreault, Jill Burstein, Ekaterina Kochmar, Claudia Leacock & Helen Yannakoudakis (eds.), Proceedings of the Thirteenth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, vol. 13, 137–146. New Orleans, Louisiana: Association for Computational Linguistics. https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/W18-0514 (1 June, 2018).
  5. Tack, Anaïs, Thomas François, Sophie Roekhaut & Cédrick Fairon. 2017. Human and Automated CEFR-based Grading of Short Answers. In Joel Tetreault, Jill Burstein, Claudia Leacock & Helen Yannakoudakis (eds.), Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, vol. 12, 169–179. Copenhagen, Denmark: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  6. Tack, Anaïs, Thomas François, Anne-Laure Ligozat & Cédrick Fairon. 2016. Modèles adaptatifs pour prédire automatiquement la compétence lexicale d’un apprenant de français langue étrangère. In Laurence Danlos & Thierry Hamon (eds.), Actes de la conférence conjointe JEP-TALN-RECITAL 2016. volume 2 : TALN (Articles longs), vol. 23, 221–234. Paris, France: AFCP - ATALA.