Paper: Spelling And Grammar Correction For Danish In SCARRIE

ACL ID A00-1035
Title Spelling And Grammar Correction For Danish In SCARRIE
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000

This paper reports on work carried out to de- velop a spelling and grammar corrector for Dan- ish, addressing in particular the issue of how a form of shallow parsing is combined with er- ror detection and correction for the treatment of context-dependent spelling errors. The syn- tactic grammar for Danish used by the system has been developed with the aim of dealing with the most frequent error types found in a parallel corpus of unedited and proofread texts specif- ically collected by the project's end users. By focussing on certain grammatical constructions and certain error types, it has been possible to exploit the linguistic 'intelligence' provided by syntactic parsing and yet keep the system robust and efficient. The system described is thus superior to other existing spelling check...