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Title:
SVALA: Annotation of Second-Language Learner Text Based on Mostly Automatic Alignment of Parallel Corpora
Author:
Mats Wirén: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Sweden Arild Matsson: Språkbanken, Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Dan Rosén: Språkbanken, Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Elena Volodina: Språkbanken, Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
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2018
Conference:
Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018, Pisa, 8-10 October 2018
Issue:
159
Article no.:
023
Pages:
222-234
No. of pages:
13
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2019-05-28
ISBN:
978-91-7685-034-3
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
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Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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Annotation of second-language learner text is a cumbersome manual task which in turn requires interpretation to postulate the intended meaning of the learner’s language. This paper describes SVALA, a tool which separates the logical steps in this process while providing rich visual support for each of them. The first step is to pseudonymize the learner text to fulfil the legal and ethical requirements for a distributable learner corpus. The second step is to correct the text, which is carried out in the simplest possible way by text editing. During the editing, SVALA automatically maintains a parallel corpus with alignments between words in the learner source text and corrected text, while the annotator may repair inconsistent word alignments. Finally, the actual labelling of the corrections (the postulated errors) is performed. We describe the objectives, design and workflow of SVALA, and our plans for further development.

Keywords: Normalization, Error annotation, Learner corpora, Parallel corpora, Word alignment

Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018, Pisa, 8-10 October 2018

Author:
Mats Wirén, Arild Matsson, Dan Rosén, Elena Volodina
Title:
SVALA: Annotation of Second-Language Learner Text Based on Mostly Automatic Alignment of Parallel Corpora
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Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018, Pisa, 8-10 October 2018

Author:
Mats Wirén, Arild Matsson, Dan Rosén, Elena Volodina
Title:
SVALA: Annotation of Second-Language Learner Text Based on Mostly Automatic Alignment of Parallel Corpora
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