About the Inputlog copy task

It is shown that typing skills are a factor affecting online text production when generating digital texts.

The Inputlog copy task is designed to create a set of measures that allows a fine-grained analysis of low-level typing and motor skills. The task is currently developed for twelve languages.

The copy task can be accessed via the Inputlog Recording interface, or directly via the web.

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Data library

Access the Inputlog copy task dashboard. You can explore, filter and download a 5K+ corpus of copy tasks (open access) and dynamically compare the data with your own collected data.

Publications about the copy task

For more information on the Inputlog copy task, we are happy to refer you to the following publications:

  • Van Waes, L., Leijten, M., Pauwaert, T., & Van Horenbeeck, E. (2019). A multilingual copy task: Measuring typing and motor skills in writing with Inputlog. Journal of Open Research Software, 7(1:30), 1-8.
    https://doi.org/10.5334/jors.234 (open access)
  • Van Waes, L., Leijten, M., Roeser, J., Olive, T., & Grabowski, J. (2021). Designing a Copy Task to Measure and Assess Typing Skills in Writing Research. Journal of Writing research, 13(1), 107-153
    https://doi.org/10.17239/jowr-2021.13.01.04 (open access)
  • Van Waes, L, Leijten, M, Mariën, P., & Engelborghs, S. (2017). Typing competencies in Alzheimer’s disease: An exploration of copy tasks. Computers in Human Behavior, 73, 311– 319.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.03.050 (open access)

Source code and technical documentation

If you publish or present a paper in which Inputlog has been used, please refer to the following article:

Leijten, M., & Van Waes, L. (2013). Keystroke Logging in Writing Research: Using Inputlog to Analyze Writing Processes. Written Communication 30(3), 358-392
DOI: 10.1177/0741088313491692

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