Emeritus Professor Ian Witten

Emeritus Professor (Computer Science)

Qualifications: MSc Calg MA Camb PhD Essex CEng FACM FRSNZ MIEE MIEEE

Contact Details

Room: G.1.11
Phone: +64 7 838 4246
Extension: 4246
Fax: +64 7 858 5095

Research Interests

Programming by example, text compression, machine learning, data mining, digital libraries, interactive systems.

Recent Publications

  • Wu, S., Fitzgerald, A., Witten, I. H., & Yu, A. (2018). Automatically augmenting academic text for language learning: PhD Abstract corpora with the British Library. In Handbook of Research on Integrating Technology Into Contemporary Language Learning and Teaching (pp. 512-537). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-5140-9.ch025

  • Wu, S. (2018). A systematic review of using discipline-specific corpora for lexico-grammatical pattern learning: a case study for computer science postgraduates. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 8(1), 31-49. doi:10.4018/IJCALLT.2018010103

  • Fitzgerald, A., Marin, M. J., Wu, S., & Witten, I. H. (2017). Evaluating the efficacy of the digital commons for scaling data-driven learning. In M. Carrier, R. M. Damerow, & K. M. Bailey (Eds.), Digital Language Learning and Teaching: Research, Theory and Practice (pp. 38-51). Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315523293

  • Konig, J., Witten, I. H., & Wu, S. (2016). A mobile reader for language learners. In L. E. Dyson, W. Ng, & J. Fergusson (Eds.), Proc 15th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning: Mobile Learning Futures - Sustaining Quality Research and Practice in Mobile Learning (pp. 141-143). Conference held Sydney, Australia. Open Access version:

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