Dexter News

Here you will find news about the Dexter project. We also suggest the mailing list—see below.

Latest news

New version soon!

November 2011: The first new version of Dexter in several years will be presented at the Coventry workshop (see below) on December 9, 2011. This version will become available on the website at about the same time. If you are planning to attend, you will be given the new version at the workshop. In the meantime, you are welcome to try out the current version.

Developement resumed!

October 2011: We are happy to report that development of Dexter is being resumed. A new beta version should be out by the end of November 2011, and version 1.0 sometime within a year after that. If you have tried Dexter and have suggestions for improvements or features, we would welcome your feedback. Please e-mail Gregory with your comments.

Be a beta-tester!

As of 2011, Dexter is being beta-tested by researchers in over 30 countries, but we are seeking more volunteers from all over to try out the software. Researchers from any and all fields are invited. Please consider being a beta-tester for Dexter; your feedback may help to influence the features we include! Just send us an e-mail and we'll get you set up.

Upcoming presentations

Dexter presentation in Coventry, UK

Gregory Garretson has been invited to present Dexter in a day-long workshop at the meeting of the Corpus Linguistics Special Interest Group of the British Association of Applied Linguistics, on December 9, 2011, at Coventry University. All who are interested are invited to attend.

Previous presentations

Dexter presented in Stockholm, Sweden

In November, 2008, a presentation entitled "Dexter: Tools for Annotating Text" was given as part of a special seminar on corpus linguistic tools at the Department of English at Stockholm University.

Dexter presented in Flagstaff, Arizona

In October 2006, Dexter was presented at the 7th meeting of the American Association of Applied Corpus Linguistics, held at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff from October 20 to October 22. For more information see the AAACL website.

Dexter presented in Zaragoza, Spain

In September 2006, Dexter was presented at the 5th International Conference of the European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes, held in Zaragoza, Spain, from September 14 to September 16.

Dexter presented in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dexter was presented to members of the University of Michigan's English Language Institute on July 11, 2006.

Dexter presented in Helsinki, Finland

Dexter was first demonstrated at ICAME 27, the 27th meeting of the International Computer Archive of Medieval and Modern English, held in Helsinki, Finland from May 23 to 28, 2006.

Dexter mailing list

If you are interested in Dexter, we suggest that you put yourself on the Dexter mailing list. This is a very low-volume list to alert people when new versions or features become available, or when problems crop up. This is a convenience for those who don't want to have to check this site regularly. You can unsubscribe at any time. Under no circumstances will we share your e-mail address with anyone. To sign up, just enter your e-mail address below.