Paper: Handling Japanese Homophone Errors In Revision Support System For Japanese Texts; REVISE

ACL ID A94-1026
Title Handling Japanese Homophone Errors In Revision Support System For Japanese Texts; REVISE
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors
  • Masahiro Oku (NTT Information and Communication Systems Laboratories, Yokosuka Japan)

Japanese texts frequently suffer from the homophone errors caused by the KANA-KANJI conversion needed to input the text. It is critical, therefore, for Japanese revision support systems to detect and to correct homophone errors. This paper proposes a method for detecting and correcting Japanese homophone errors in compound nouns. This method can not only detect Japanese homophone errors in compound nouns, but also can find the correct candidates for the detected errors automatically. Finding the correct candidates is one superiority of this method over existing methods. The basic idea of this method is that a compound noun component places some restrictions on the semantic categories of the adjoining words. The method accurately determines that a homophone is misused in a compound noun if ...