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Title:
Leveraging known Semantics for Spelling Correction
Author:
Levi King: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN USA Markus Dickinson: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN USA
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Year:
2014
Conference:
Proceedings of the third workshop on NLP for computer-assisted language learning at SLTC 2014, Uppsala University
Issue:
107
Article no.:
004
Pages:
43–58
No. of pages:
16
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2014-11-11
ISBN:
978-91-7519-175-1
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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Focusing on applications for analyzing learner language which evaluate semantic appropriateness and accuracy, we build from previous work which modeled some aspects of interaction, namely a picture description task (PDT), with the goal of integrating a spelling correction component in this context. After parsing a sentence and extracting semantic relations, a surprising number of analysis failures stem from misspellings, deviating from expected input in ways that can be modeled when the content of the interaction is known. We thus explore the use of spelling correction tools and language modeling to correct misspellings that often lead to errors in obtaining semantic forms, and we show that such tools can significantly reduce the number of unanalyzable cases. The work is useful for any context where image descriptions or some expected content is available, but not necessarily expected linguistic forms.

Keywords: Picture description task; semantic analysis; spelling correction; language modeling

Proceedings of the third workshop on NLP for computer-assisted language learning at SLTC 2014, Uppsala University

Author:
Levi King, Markus Dickinson
Title:
Leveraging known Semantics for Spelling Correction
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Proceedings of the third workshop on NLP for computer-assisted language learning at SLTC 2014, Uppsala University

Author:
Levi King, Markus Dickinson
Title:
Leveraging known Semantics for Spelling Correction
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