Matt Gee

Researcher in English Linguistics

School of English

Matt Gee develops research and teaching tools in the Research and Development Unit for English Studies (RDUES). This includes the creation of a fully-fledged search engine (WebCorp LSE), designed to treat the web as a source of linguistic data. WebCorp LSE can download, clean-up and present through a search interface texts from the web, especially for corpus linguistic style analysis (including wildcard and part-of-speech search, concordancing, collocation and change over time).

He is currently developing eMargin. A web-based tool which replicates the practice of close reading by allowing the annotation and discussion of digital texts. eMargin shall focus on literary studies in the first instance, but the potential applications are much wider and shall be explored as part of the project.

He also maintains and develops tools from previous and ongoing RDUES projects, including WebCorp Live, Repulsion and ACRONYM.