Paper: The Use Of Error Tags In ARTFL's Encyclopedia: Does Good Error Identification Lead To Good Error Correction?

ACL ID A00-3006
Title The Use Of Error Tags In ARTFL's Encyclopedia: Does Good Error Identification Lead To Good Error Correction?
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2000
Authors

Many corpora which are prime candidates for automatic error correction, such as the output of OCR software, and electronic texts incorporating markup tags, include informa- tion on which portions of the text are most likely to contain errors. This paper describes how the error markup tag is being incorporated in the spell-checking of an electronic version of Diderot's Encyclopddie, and evaluates whether the presence of this tag has signif- icantly aided in correcting the errors which it marks. Although the usefulness of error tagging may vary from project to project, even as the precise way in which the tagging is done varies, error tagging does not nec- essarily confer any benefit in attempting to correct a given word. It may, of course, nev- ertheless be useful in marking errors to b...