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PHILIP MCCARTHY
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I'm a linguist. I started with 15 years of EFL/ESL (Turkey, Japan, England, USA) and now I seem to be more of a cognitive computational linguist.

I love writing software that analyzes text. This is my passion and I love having others use my software for their own research.

I have published extensively in the fields of ESL, linguistics, AI, and cognitive psychology. I am currently co-authoring a book on a computational tool called Coh-Metrix (Cambridge University Press) and co-editing another one called Applied Natural Language Processing.

(oh, and I just love cats and dogs and wine)

 

 

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Books Published
  • Murray C. & McCarthy, P.M. (2011). Proceedings of the 24th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference. Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • McCarthy, P.M. & Youngblood G.M. (2012). Proceedings of the 25th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference. Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Rus, V., McCarthy, P. M., & Graesser, A. C., (2006). Analysis of a textual entailer. In Josef Pieprzyk, Hossein Ghodosi & Ed Dawson (Eds.) Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (pp. 287-298). Springer Berlin/Heidelberg.
  • McCarthy, P.M., Briner, S.W, Rus, V., & McNamara, D.S. (2007). Textual signatures: Identifying text-types using Latent Semantic Analysis to measure the cohesion of text structures. In: A. Kao, & S. Poteet (Eds.). Natural Language Processing and Text Mining (pp. 107-122). London: Springer-Verlag UK.
  • Rus, V., Ravi, S., Lintean, M. C., & McCarthy, P. M., (2007). Unsupervised method for parsing coordinated base noun phrases. In Josef Pieprzyk, Hossein Ghodosi & Ed Dawson (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 229-240). Springer Berlin/Heidelberg.
  • Rus, V., McCarthy, P.M., McNamara, D.S., & Graesser, A.C. (2008). Natural Language Understanding and Assessment. In Juan Ramón Rabuñal Dopico, Julian Dorado, & Alejandro Pazos (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence. (1179-1184). IGI Global: Hershey, New York.
  • Bell, C., McCarthy, P.M., & McNamara, D.S. (2012). Gender and language. In P.M. McCarthy & C. Boonthum-Denecke (Eds.), Applied natural language processing: Identification, investigation, and resolution (pp. 545-556). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Kent, A. & McCarthy, P.M., (2012). Discourse Analysis and ANLP. In P.M. McCarthy & C. Boonthum-Denecke (Eds.), Applied natural language processing: Identification, investigation, and resolution (pp. 33-52). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • McCarthy, P.M., Boonthum-Denecke, C, & Lamkin, T.A. (2012). An Introduction to Applied Natural Language Processing. In P.M. McCarthy & C. Boonthum-Denecke (Eds.), Applied natural language processing: Identification, investigation, and resolution. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • McCarthy, P.M., Boonthum-Denecke, C., Strain, A.C. & Lamkin, T.A. (2012). An Introduction to Applied Natural Language Processing. In P.M. McCarthy & C. Boonthum-Denecke (Eds.), Cross-Disciplinary advances in applied natural language processing: Issues and approaches. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • McCarthy, P.M., Dufty, D., Hempelman, C., Cai, Z., Graesser, A.C., & McNamara, D.S. (2012). Evaluating giveness/newness. In P.M. McCarthy & C. Boonthum-Denecke (Eds.), Applied natural language processing: Identification, investigation, and resolution (pp. 202-224). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • McCarthy, P.M., & McNamara, D.S. (2012). User language paraphrase corpus. In C. Boonthum-Denecke, P.M. McCarthy & T.A. Lamkin (Eds.), Cross-Disciplinary advances in applied natural language processing: Issues and approaches (pp. 73-89). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • McCarthy, P.M., Watanabe S, & Lamkin, T.A. (2012). The Gramulator: A Tool to Identify Differential Linguistic Features of Correlative Text Types. In P.M. McCarthy & C. Boonthum-Denecke (Eds.), Applied natural language processing: Identification, investigation, and resolution (pp. 312-333). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • McNamara, D. S., Raine, R., Roscoe, R., Crossley, S. A., Jackson, G. T., Dai, J., Cai, Z., Renner, A., Brandon, R., Weston, J., Dempsey, K., Lam, D., Sullivan, S., Kim, L., Rus, V., Floyd, R., McCarthy, P.M., and Graesser, A. C., (2012). The Writing-Pal: Natural Language Algorithms to Support Intelligent Tutoring on Writing Strategies. In P.M. McCarthy & C. Boonthum-Denecke (Eds.), Applied natural language processing: Identification, investigation, and resolution (pp. 298-311). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Rufenacht, R.M., McCarthy, P.M. & Lamkin, T.A. (2012). An Analysis of Linguistic Features of Fairy Tales and ESL Texts. In C. Boonthum-Denecke, P.M. McCarthy & Lamkin, T.A. (Eds.), Cross-Disciplinary Advances in Applied Natural Language Processing: Issues and Approaches (pp. 273-283), Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • McCarthy, P.M. & Jarvis, S. (in press). From Intrinsic to Extrinsic Issues of Lexical Diversity Assessment: An Ecological Validation Study. In S. Jarvis & (Eds.), Vocabulary Knowledge: John Benjamins
Books Reviewed
  • McCarthy, P.M., (2006). A review of  " Gavioli, Laura: Exploring Corpora for ESP Learning'' linguistlist.org. 17.3033.
  • McCarthy, P.M., (2005). A review of  "Ngoni Chipere, David D Malvern, Brian J Richards, Pilar Durán: Lexical diversity and language development'' linguistlist. 16.47, 2005.  
Journal Articles
  • Louwerse, M.M., McCarthy, P.M., McNamara, D. S. & Graesser, A.C. (2004).Variation in language and cohesion across written and spoken registers. In K. Forbus, D. Gentner & T. Regier (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 843-848). Cognitive Science Society.
  • Hempelmann, C. F., Dufty, D.F, McCarthy, P.M., Graesser, A. C., Cai, Z., & McNamara, D. S. (2005). Using LSA to automatically identify givenness and newness of noun phrases in written discourse. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 941-946). Cognitive Science Society.
  • Rus, V., Graesser, A.C., McCarthy, P.M., & Lin, K. (2005). A study on textual entailment, IEEE's International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 2005), November 14-16. Hong Kong.
  • Rus, V., McCarthy, P.M., & Graesser, A.C., (2006). Analysis of a textual entailer. International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing-06), February, Mexico City, Mexico
  • McCarthy, P.M., Lewis, G.A., Dufty, D.F., & McNamara, D.S. (2006). Analyzing writing styles with Coh-Metrix. Proceedings of the Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society International Conference (pp. 764-769), Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press.
  • Duran, N., McCarthy, P.M., Graesser, A.C., & McNamara, D.S., (2006). Using Coh-Metrix temporal indices to predict psychological measures of time. In R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds), Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 190-195). Cognitive Science Society.
  • Bell, C.M., McCarthy, P.M., & McNamara, D.S., (2006). Variations in language use across gender: Biological versus sociological theories. In R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds), Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1009-1013). Cognitive Science Society.
  • Rus, V., Ravi, S., Lintean, M.C., & McCarthy, P.M., (2007). Unsupervised method for parsing coordinated base noun phrases. International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing-07).
  • Rus, V., McCarthy, P.M., Lintean, M.C., Graesser, A.C., & McNamara, D.S., (2007). Assessing student self-explanations in an intelligent tutoring system. In  D. S. McNamara and G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 623-628). Cognitive Science Society.
  • Rus, V., McCarthy, P.M., Lintean, M.C., Graesser, A.C., & McDaniel, D. (2007). Deep natural language processing for evaluating student self-explanations in iSTART. Proceedings of the 2007 Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Conference (pp. 422-427). Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press.
  • McCarthy, P.M., Rus, V., Crossley, S.A., Bigham, S.C., Graesser, A.C., & McNamara, D.S. (2007). Assessing entailer with a corpus of natural language. In D. Wilson and G. Sutcliffe (Eds.), Proceedings of the twentieth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 247-252). Menlo Park, California: The AAAI Press.
  • McCarthy, P.M., & McNamara, D.S. (2007). Are seven words all we need? Recognizing genre at the sub-sentential level. In  D. S. McNamara and G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1295-1300).  Cognitive Science Society.
  • Lightman, E.J., McCarthy, P.M., Dufty, D.F., & McNamara, D.S. (2007b). Using computation text analysis tool to compare the lyrics of suicidal and non-suicidal song-writiers. In  D. S. McNamara and G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1217-1222). Cognitive Science Society.
  • Lightman, E.J., McCarthy, P.M., Dufty, D.F., & McNamara, D.S. (2007a). The structural organization of high school educational texts. In D. Wilson and G. Sutcliffe (Eds.), Proceedings of the twentieth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 235-240). Menlo Park, California: The AAAI Press.
  • Dempsey, K.B., McCarthy, P.M., & McNamara, D.S. (2007). Using phrasal verbs as an index to distinguish text genres. In D. Wilson and G. Sutcliffe (Eds.), Proceedings of the twentieth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 217-222). Menlo Park, California: The AAAI Press.
  • Crossley, S.A., McCarthy, P.M., & McNamara, D.S. (2007). Discriminating between Second Language Learning Text-Types. In D. Wilson and G. Sutcliffe (Eds.), Proceedings of the twentieth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 205-210). Menlo Park, California: The AAAI Press.
  • Crossley, S.A., Dufty, D.F., McCarthy, P.M., & McNamara, D.S. (2007). Toward a new readability: A mixed model approach. In  D. S. McNamara and G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 197-202). Cognitive Science Society.
  • Rus, V., Lintean, M., McCarthy, P.M., McNamara, D.S., & Graesser, A.C. (2008). Paraphrase identification with lexico-syntactic graph subsumption. In D. Wilson & G. Sutcliffe (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 201-206). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • McCarthy, P.M., Rus, V., Crossley, S.A., Graesser, A.C., & McNamara, D.S. (2008). Assessing forward-, reverse-, and average-entailment indices on natural language input from the intelligent tutoring system, iSTART. In D. Wilson and G. Sutcliffe (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 165-170). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Crossley, S.A., Salsbury, T., McCarthy, P.M., & McNamara, D.S. (2008). Using latent semantic analysis to explore second language lexical development. In D. Wilson & G. Sutcliffe (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 136-141). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • McCarthy, P.M., Briner, S.W., Myers, J.C., Graesser, A.C., McNamara, D.S., (2008). Are three words all we need? Recognizing genre at the sub-sentential level. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 613-618). Cognitive Science Society.
  • Crossley, S.A., Salsbury, T., McCarthy, P.M., & McNamara, D.S. (2008). LSA as a measure of coherence in second language natural discourse. In B. C. Love, K. McRae, & V. M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1906-1911). Cognitive Science Society.
  • Renner, A. M., McCarthy, P.M., & McNamara D. S. (2009). Computational Considerations in Correcting User-Language in an ITS Environment. In C. H. Lane & H. W. Guesgen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 278-283). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • McCarthy, P.M., Cai, Z., & McNamara D. S., (2009). Computational replication of human assessments of paraphrase. In C. H. Lane & H. W. Guesgen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 266-271). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Healy, S, J., Weintraub, J. D., McCarthy, P.M., Hall, C. & McNamara D. S. (2009). Assessment of LDAT as a Grammatical Diversity Assessment Tool. In C. H. Lane & H. W. Guesgen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 249-253). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Duran, N. D., Crossley, S. A., Hall, C., McCarthy, P.M., & McNamara D. S. (2009). Using Coh-Metrix to Analyze Deception with Linguistic Indices. In C. H. Lane & H. W. Guesgen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 243-248). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Dempsey, K.B., McCarthy, P.M., Weston J., Myers, J. C., & McNamara, D.S. (2009). Determining paragraph type from paragraph position. In C. H. Lane & H. W. Guesgen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 33-38). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Renner, A.M., McCarthy, P.M., Boonthum, C., & McNamara, D. S. (2009). Speling mistacks and typeos: Can your ITS handle them? In P. Dessus, S. Trausan-Matu, P. van Rosmalen, & F. Wild (Eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Natural Language Processing in Support of Learning; Metrics, Feedback, & Connectivity at the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (pp. 26-33). Brighton, UK: AIED.
  • Min, H.C. & McCarthy, P.M. (2010). Identifying Varietals in the Discourse of American and Korean Scientists: A Contrastive Corpus Analysis Using the Gramulator. In H. W. Guesgen & C. Murray (Eds.), Proceedings of the 23rd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 247-252). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • McCarthy, P.M. (2010). GPAT: A Genre Purity Assessment Tool. In H. W. Guesgen & C. Murray (Eds.), Proceedings of the 23rd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 241-246). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Boonthum-Denecke, C., McCarthy, P.M., Lamkin, T.A., Jackson, G.T., Magliano, J., & McNamara, D.S. (2011). Automatic Natural Language Processing and the Detection of Reading Skills and Reading Comprehension In C. Murray & P. M. McCarthy (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 234-239). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Lamkin, T.A., & McCarthy, P.M. (2011).The Hierarchy of Detective Fiction. In C. Murray & P. M. McCarthy (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 257-262). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Rufenacht, R.M, McCarthy, P.M., & Lamkin, T.A. (2011). Fairy Tales and ESL Texts: An Analysis of Linguistic Features Using the Gramulator. In C. Murray & P. M. McCarthy (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 287-292). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Weston, J.L., Crossley, S.A., McCarthy, P.M., & McNamara D.S. (2011). Number of Words versus Number of Ideas: Finding a Better Predictor of Writing Quality. In C. Murray & P. M. McCarthy (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24rd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 335-340). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Wen, X., McCarthy, P.M., & Strain, A.C. (in review). A Gramulator Analysis of Gendered Language in Cable News Reportage. In G.M. Youngblood & C. Boonthum (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. xxx-xxx). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • McCarthy, P.M., Duran, N. D., & Booker, L.M. (2012). The Devil’s in the Details: New Directions in Deception Analysis. Invited paper in P.M. McCarthy and G.M. Youngblood (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (pp. 188-195). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Haertl, B., & McCarthy, P.M. (2011). Differential Linguistic Features in U.S. Immigration Newspaper Articles: A Contrastive Corpus Analysis Using the Gramulator. In C. Murray & P. M. McCarthy (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24rd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference. (pp. 349-350). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Hullender A., McCarthy, P.M. (2011). A Contrastive Corpus Analysis of Modern Art Criticism and Photography Criticism. In C. Murray & P.M. McCarthy (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24rd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference. (pp. 350-351). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Terwilleger B., & McCarthy, P.M. (2011). Bias in Hard News Articles from Fox News and MSNBC: An Empirical Assessment Using the Gramulator. In C. Murray & P. M. McCarthy (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24rd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference. (pp. 361-362). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • McCarthy, P. M. (2004). Child readers: Personalized readers for young English language learners. ESL Magazine, 36, 8-11.
  • Briner, S. W., McCarthy, P. M., & McNamara, D. S. (2007). Assessing AutoProp: An automated propositionalization tool. Coyote Papers: Psycholinguistic and Computational Perspectives. University of Arizona Working Papers in Linguistics, 15. 1-17.
  • Crossley, S. A., Louwerse, M. M., McCarthy, P. M., & McNamara, D. S. (2007). A linguistic analysis of simplified and authentic texts. Modern Language Journal, 91, 15-30.
  • Hall, C, McCarthy, P. M., Lewis, G. A., Lee, D. S., & McNamara, D. S. (2007). A Coh-Metrix assessment of American and English/Welsh legal English. Coyote Papers: Psycholinguistic and Computational Perspectives. University of Arizona Working Papers in Linguistics, 15, 40-54.
  • McCarthy, P. M., Lehenbauer, B. M., Hall, C., Duran, N. D., Fujiwara, Y., & McNamara, D. S. (2007). A Coh-Metrix analysis of discourse variation in the texts of Japanese, American, and British scientists. Foreign Languages for Specific Purposes, 6. 46-77.
  • McCarthy, P. M., & Jarvis, S. (2007). A theoretical and empirical evaluation of vocd. Language Testing. 24, 459-488.
  • Duran, N.D., McCarthy, P.M., Graesser, A.C., & McNamara. D.S., (2007). Using temporal cohesion to predict temporal coherence in narrative and expository texts. Behavior Research Methods. 39, 212-223.
  • McCarthy, P. M., Renner, A. M. Duncan, M.G., Duran, N. D., Lightman, E. J., & McNamara. D. S. (2008). Identifying topic sentencehood. Behaior, Research and Methods. 40, 647-664.
  • Rus, V., McCarthy, P.M., McNamara, D.S., & Graesser, A.C. (2008). A Study of textual entailment. International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools. 17, 659-685.
  • McCarthy, P. M., Guess, R., McNamara, D. S. (2009). The components of paraphrase. Behavior Research Methods. 41, 682-690.
  • McCarthy, P.M., Myers, J.C., Briner, S.W., Graesser, A.C., & McNamara, D.S. (2009). A psychological and computational study of sub-sentential genre recognition. Journal for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics, 24, 23-55.
  • McNamara, D.S., Louwerse, M.M., McCarthy, P.M. & Graesser, A.C. (2010). Coh-Metrix: Capturing Linguistic Features of Cohesion. 47, 292-330. Discourse Processes.
  • McCarthy, P.M., Hall, C., Duran N.D., Doiuchi, M., Duncan, B., Fujiwara, Y., & McNamara, D.S., (2009). A computational analysis of journal abstracts written by Japanese, American, and British scientists. The ESPecialist., 30, 141-173.
  • Rus, V., McCarthy, P. M., Graesser, A. C., & McNamara, D. S. (2009). Identification of sentence-to-sentence relations using a textual entailer. Research on Language and Computation, 7, 1-21.
  • Duran, N. D., Hall, C., McCarthy, P. M., & McNamara, D. S. (2010). The linguistic correlates of conversational deception: Comparing natural language processing technologies. Applied Psycholinguistics, 31, 439-462.
  • McCarthy, P.M. & Jarvis, S., (2010). MTLD, vocd-D, and HD-D: A validation study of sophisticated approaches to lexical diversity Assessment". Behavior Research Methods. 42:381-392.
  • McNamara, D. S., Crossley, S. A., & McCarthy, P. M. (2010). The linguistic features of quality writing. Written Communication. 27, 57-86
  • Myers, J.C., McCarthy, P.M., Duran N.D., & McNamara, D.S., (2010). The bit in the middle and why it’s important: A computational analysis of the linguistic features of body paragraphs. Behavior Research Methods. DOI 10.3758/s13428-010-0021-4
  • Min, McCarthy, P.M. (in review). Insiders and Outsiders: A Gramulator Analysis of the Journal Text of American and Korean Scientists. TESOL Quarterly.