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Project Overview
ACORN
Stage 1: 2006:
Corpora for teaching and learning: Funded by the Flexible Learning Development Centre, Aston University.

Activities and Timescale:

The project will take 12 months, and will consist of 4 main phases:

(1) Jan 2006 - Mar 2006: identification and collection of preliminary sample of electronic texts; initial system design and programming of text analysis tools

(2) Apr 2006 - Jun 2006: evaluation of sample texts, revised acquisition policy, copyright permissions, major acquisition; system trialling, evaluation, and modification of text analysis tools, preliminary design and trialling of output formats

(3) Jul 2006 - Sep 2006: final data acquisition; evaluation and modification of output formats; final documentation of software

(4) Oct 2006 - Dec 2006: documentation of project, dissemination within LSS, training provided for staff

(post project: Feb 2007 - system in use by staff, training provided for students)