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About Sowmya Vajjala

Assistant Professor of TESL/Applied Linguistics, is a computational linguist and is interested in the application of Natural Language Processing and computational methods for educational applications. Her current research interests are: text readability assessment, automatic text simplification, and automatic analysis of the language used by learners. More broadly, she is interested in multi-lingual text processing and application of machine learning for textual data. On the non-technical side, Sowmya is interested in English and Telugu literature and translated two non-fiction books, one from English to Telugu and the other from Telugu to English.


Present Assistant Professor, Iowa State University Department of English

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331 Ross
527 Farm House Ln
Ames, IA 50011


Peer-Reviewed Articles (3)

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