Throughout the holiday season, we are encouraging our supporters to read about the lives being impacted by our work. Read on to hear from Masaki Eguchi, one of our 2022 DDG awardees!

Masaki Eguchi (University of Oregon): “The contribution that the TIRF DDG makes to my Ph.D. study is important because the award allows me to create a rigorous hand-annotated dataset, which would contribute not only to my Ph.D. project but also to the entire field of Applied Natural Language Processing (NLP), corpus linguistics, and language assessment. It is hoped that, with the support from TIRF DDG, the research will produce a quality hand-annotated dataset of academic English, which is later accessed by any researchers working on second language assessment and applied NLP.”

Learn more about Masaki’s work here:

Our Trustees our matching donors’ gifts dollar for dollar between now and December 31st, up to $17,525 total. Use the following link to support doctoral students like Masaki: