Paper: Detecting And Correcting Morpho-Syntactic Errors In Real Texts

ACL ID A92-1015
Title Detecting And Correcting Morpho-Syntactic Errors In Real Texts
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors
  • Theo Vosse (University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen The Netherlands)

This paper presents a system which detects and corrects morpho-syntactic errors in Dutch texts. It includes a spelling corrector and a shift-reduce parser for Augmented Context-free Grammars. The spelling corrector is based on trigram and triphone analysis. The parser is an extension of the well-known Tomita algorithm (Tomita, 1986). The parser interacts with the spelling corrector and handles certain types of structural errors. Both modules have been integrated with a compound analyzer and a dictionary of 275,000 word forms into a program for stand-alone proof-reading of Dutch texts on a large scale. The system is in its final testing phase and will be commercially available as from 1992.