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ERIC Number: EJ1054552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
TypingSuite: Integrated Software for Presenting Stimuli, and Collecting and Analyzing Typing Data
Mazerolle, Erin L.; Marchand, Yannick
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v44 n2 p127-139 Apr 2015
Research into typing patterns has broad applications in both psycholinguistics and biometrics (i.e., improving security of computer access via each user's unique typing patterns). We present a new software package, TypingSuite, which can be used for presenting visual and auditory stimuli, collecting typing data, and summarizing and analyzing the data. TypingSuite is a Java-based software package that is platform-independent and open-source. To validate TypingSuite as a beneficial tool for researchers who are interested in keystroke dynamics, two studies were conducted. First, a behavioural experiment based on single word typing was conducted that replicated two well-known findings in typing research, namely the lexicality and frequency effects. The results confirmed that words are typed faster than pseudowords and that high frequency words are typed faster than low frequency words. Second, in regard to biometrics, it was also shown that typing data from the same user are more similar than data from different users. Because TypingSuite allows its users to easily implement an experiment and to collect and analyze data within a single software package, it holds promise for being a valuable educational and research tool in language-related sciences such as psycholinguistics and natural language processing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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