Dr. Xiaobin Chen

Xiaobin Chen ist Nachwuchsgruppenleiter am Hector-Institut für Empirische Bildungsforschung. Seine Forschungsinteressen umfassen Intelligent Computer Assisted Language Learning (ICALL), Zweitsprachenerwerb und Natural Language Processing (NLP) sowie deren Anwendung in der Sprachausbildung.



  • Chen, X.B., Alexopoulou, T., & Tsimpli, I. (2020). Automatic extraction of subordinate clauses and its application in second language acquisition research. Behavior Research Methods. Advanced Online Access. http://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13428-020-01456-7
  • Ruiz, S., Chen, X.B., Rebuschat P., & Meurers D. Meurers, D. (2019). Measuring individual differences in cognitive abilities in the lab and on the web. PLOS ONE14 (12). https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0226217
  • Chen, X.B., & Meurers, D. (2019). Linking text readability and learner proficiency using linguistic complexity feature vector distance. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 32 (4), 418-447. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09588221.2018.1527358
  • Chen, X.B., & Meurers, D. (2018). Word frequency and readability: Predicting the text-level readability with a lexical-level attribute. Journal of Research in Reading, 41(3), 486-510.
  • Chen, X.B., & Meurers, D. (2017). Challenging learners in their individual zone of proximal development using pedagogic developmental benchmarks of syntactic complexity. In E. Volodina, I. Pilán, L, Borin, G, Grigonyte, & K, Björkenstam (Eds.), Proceedings of the Joint 6th Workshop on NLP for Computer Assisted Language Learning and 2nd Workshop on NLP for Research on Language Acquisition at NoDaLiDa 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden, 22 May (pp. 8-17). Linköpings: Linköping University Electronic Press.
  • Chen, X.B., & Meurers, D. (2016). CTAP: A Web-based tool supporting automatic complexity analysis. In D. Brunato, F. Dell'Orletta, G. Venturi, T. François, & P. Blache (Eds.), Proceedings of the Computational Linguistics for Linguistic Complexity Workshop at the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016), Osaka, Japan, 11 December (pp. 113-119). The International Committee on Computational Linguisitcs.
  • Chen, X. B., & Meurers, D. (2016). Characterizing text difficulty with word frequencies. In J. Tetreault, J. Burstein, C. Leacock, & H. Yannakoudakis (Eds.), Proceedings of The 11th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (BEA) , San Diego, USA, 16 June (pp. 84-94). Association for Computational Linguistics.
  • Chen, X.B. (2013). Tablets for informal language learning: Student usage and attitudes. Language Learning & Technology, 17(1), 20-36.

Curriculum Vitae

Seit 09/2019
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Hector-Institut für Empirische Bildungsforschung, Universität Tübingen

Seit 09/2019
Assoziertes Mitglied im LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

Universität Tübingen

10/2018 - 09/2019
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Fakultät für Moderne und Mittelalterliche Sprachen

University of Cambridge, Vereinigtes Königreich

10/2014 – 09/2018
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter und Doktorand, Computational Linguistics, LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

Universität Tübingen

07/2008 – 09/2014
Englisch-Dozent an einer Schule für Fremdsprachen

South China University of Technology, China

09/2005 – 07/2008
Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics

South China University of Technology, China

09/2001 – 07/2005
Bachelor of Arts in English

South China University of Technology, China