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

Jul 26, 2022 Awarded the Best Short Paper at EDM 2022.
Apr 17, 2022 Paper accepted at EDM 2022: The 15th International Conference on Educational Data Mining
Apr 4, 2022 Paper accepted at LREC 2022: The 13th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
Nov 21, 2021 We are organizing the 17th BEA workshop at NAACL 2022 in Seattle, Washington.
Aug 4, 2021 Elected as executive board member of ACL SIGEDU.

selected publications

  1. 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. https://educationaldatamining.org/edm2022/proceedings/2022.EDM-short-papers.54/.
  2. 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. https://dial.uclouvain.be/pr/boreal/object/boreal:248811.
  3. 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. http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W18-0514 (1 June, 2018).
  4. 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. https://aclanthology.org/W17-5018/.
  5. 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. https://aclanthology.org/2016.jeptalnrecital-long.17.