Publications

NSF Award Number #1763649
Spellchecking for Children in Web Search: a Natural Language Interface Case-study
Casey, Kennington, Jerry Alan Fails, Katherine Landau Wright, Maria Soledad Pera. "Spellchecking for Children in Web Search: a Natural Language Interface Case-study." In Proceedings of the First Workshop on Bridging Human-Computer Interaction and Natural Language Processing, To Appear. 2021.
BiGBERT: Classifying Educational Web Resources for Kindergarten-12th Grades
Allen, Garret, Brody Downs, Aprajita Shukla, Jerry Alan Fails, Sole Pera, Katherine Wright, and Casey Kennington. "BiGBERT: Classifying Educational Web Resources for Kindergarten-12th Grades." In Advances in Information Retrieval. ECIR 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12657, pp. 176-184. 2021.
KidSpell: A Child-Oriented, Rule-Based, Phonetic Spellchecker
Downs, Brody, Oghenemaro Anuyah, Aprajita Shukla, Jerry Alan Fails, Sole Pera, Katherine Wright, and Casey Kennington. "KidSpell: A Child-Oriented, Rule-Based, Phonetic Spellchecker." In Proceedings of The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, pp. 6937-6946. 2020.
Guiding the selection of child spellchecker suggestions using audio and visual cues
Downs, Brody, Aprajita Shukla, Mikey Krentz, Maria Soledad Pera, Katherine Landau Wright, Casey Kennington, and Jerry Fails. "Guiding the selection of child spellchecker suggestions using audio and visual cues." In Proceedings of the Interaction Design and Children Conference, pp. 398-408. 2020.
4th KidRec workshop - "what does good look like?" from design, research, and practice to policy
Landoni, Monica, Jerry Alan Fails, Theo Huibers, Natalia Kucirkova, Emiliana Murgia, and Maria Soledad Pera. "4 th KidRec workshop-" what does good look like?" from design, research, and practice to policy." In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference: Extended Abstracts, pp. 103-110. 2020.
“Don't Judge a Book by its Cover”: Exploring Book Traits Children Favor
Milton, Ashlee, Levesson Batista, Garrett Allen, Siqi Gao, Yiu-Kai D. Ng, and Maria Soledad Pera. "“Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover”: Exploring Book Traits Children Favor." In Fourteenth ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, pp. 669-674. 2020.
Searching for spellcheckers: What kids want, what kids need
Downs, Brody, Tyler French, Katherine Landau Wright, Maria Soledad Pera, Casey Kennington, and Jerry Alan Fails. "Searching for spellcheckers: What kids want, what kids need." In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, pp. 568-573. 2019.
Query formulation assistance for kids: What is available, when to help & what kids want
Fails, Jerry Alan, Maria Soledad Pera, Oghenemaro Anuyah, Casey Kennington, Katherine Landau Wright, and William Bigirimana. "Query formulation assistance for kids: What is available, when to help & what kids want." In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, pp. 109-120. 2019.
Children and search tools: Evaluation remains unclear
Downs, Brody, Tyler French, Katherine Landau Wright, Maria Soledad Pera, Casey Kennington, and Jerry Alan Fails. "Children and search tools: Evaluation remains unclear." In KidRec Workshop co-located with ACM IDC 2019. 2019.
The Seven Layers of Complexity of Recommender Systems for Children in Educational Contexts
Murgia, Emiliana, Monica Landoni, Theo Huibers, Jerry Alan Fails, and Maria Soledad Pera. "The Seven Layers of Complexity of Recommender Systems for Children in Educational Contexts." In Proceedings of Workshop on Recommendation in Complex Scenarios co-located with 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. 2019.
StoryTime: eliciting preferences from children for book recommendations
Milton, Ashlee, Michael Green, Adam Keener, Joshua Ames, Michael D. Ekstrand, and Maria Soledad Pera. "StoryTime: eliciting preferences from children for book recommendations." In Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, pp. 544-545. 2019.