Yu-Chia Chang (Richard)
Place of birth & Residence: Taiwan

I graduated with a Ph.D. in computational linguistics in 2010. As a member of the natural language processing laboratory, NLPLAB, I conduct research in the fields of computer assisted language learning as well as English for academic purposes. Most of my research concerns the interdisciplinary study of language learning, linguistics, and computer science.


  • Computer Assisted Language Learning
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Language Testing
  • Miscollocation in Writing
  • Learning Languages (Japanese and German)


  • 2005-2010, Ph.D. in both
    • Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing, TIGP in Academic Sinica
    • Inst. of Systems and Application, NTHU 
    • These title: "Automated Collocation Suggestion in Academic Writing" (Advisor: Jason S. Chang & Hsien-Chin Liou)
  • 2003-2005, MS
    • Inst. of Systems and Application, NTHU
    • Thesis title: "An Automatic Collocation Writing Assistant for Taiwanese EFL Learners Based on NLP Technology" (Advisor: Jason S. Chang)
  • 1999-2003, BA
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures, NTHU


  • CANDLE (Corpora And NLP for Digital Learning of English)
  • EAGLE (Online Academic English Writing)
  • ISPIN (Spin-off of English Learning Technology)
  • KYOTO (Knowledge yielding ontologies for transition-based organization)

  • 2005  Honored Student Scholarship of EECS, NTHU, Taiwan, for short-term research in University of Michigan, USA 
  • 2006  Japan Interchange Association & Taiwan National Science Council’s summer program sponsorship for 2-month research in Waseda University, Japan 
  • 2007  DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship for 3-month internship in OFFIS Institute for Computer Science, Germany
  • 2008  Taiwan NSC Visiting Scholar Program for 1-year research in Carnegie Mellon University, USA