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I am studying Natural Language Processing, particularly the intersection of NLP and education. My research topic focuses on generating constructive feedback comments on English learners' writing. Other subfields of interest include automated essay evaluation, personalized tutoring systems, and writing assistance tools for grammatical error correction or specific styles (e.g. academic English).


Master of Science, Natural Language Processing (in progress)
October 2022 - September 2024
Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University
Bachelor of Arts, Languages and Culture Studies
September 2008 - April 2012
School of Arts and Humanities, Stockton University


Research Part-time Worker II
RIKEN AIP Natural Language Understanding Team
November 2022 - Present

Research on educational natural language processing for educational technology
Research Intern
NEC Data Science Laboratory
August 2023 - October 2023

Research and development on natural language processing, machine learning, information retrieval and data engineering
Teaching Assistant
Tohoku University
April 2023 - August 2023

Information and Data Literacy, Spring 2023


International Conferences
  • Steven Coyne. Template-guided Grammatical Error Feedback Comment Generation. In Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Student Research Workshop, pp. 94-104, May 2023.
    Links: Paper, Poster, Presentation

Domestic Conferences
  • Steven Coyne, Diana Galvan-Sosa, Camélia Guerraoui, Michael Zock, Ryan Spring, Keisuke Sakaguchi, Kentaro Inui. Toward Pedagogically-Informed Automated Writing Feedback for Language Learners. JALTCALL 2024 Poster Session, Nagoya, Japan. March May 2024.
    Links: Abstract, Poster

  • Steven Coyne, Yuyang Dong. Large Language Models as Generalizable Text-to-Table Systems. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Natural Language Processing, Kobe, Japan. pp. 3243-3248, March 2024.
    Links: Paper, Poster

  • Steven Coyne, Diana Galvan-Sosa, Keisuke Sakaguchi, Kentaro Inui. Developing a Typology for Language Learning Feedback. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Association for Natural Language Processing, Okinawa, Japan, pp. 2552-2557, March 2023.
    Links: Paper, Poster

  • Diana Galvan-Sosa, Steven Coyne, Keisuke Sakaguchi, Kentaro Inui. Towards grammatically-informed feedback comments. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Association for Natural Language Processing, Okinawa, Japan, pp. 1339-1343, March 2023.
    Links: Paper

  • Steven Coyne, Keisuke Sakaguchi, Diana Galvan-Sosa, Michael Zock, Kentaro Inui. Analyzing the Performance of GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 in Grammatical Error Correction. arXiv preprint arXiv:2303.14342, May 2023.
    Links: Paper


  • Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (BEA): 2023, 2024