Paper: Detecting Erroneous Uses of Complex Postpositions in an Agglutinative Language

ACL ID C08-2008
Title Detecting Erroneous Uses of Complex Postpositions in an Agglutinative Language
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Poster Session
Year 2008
Authors

This work presents the development of a system that detects incorrect uses of com- plex postpositions in Basque, an aggluti- native language. Error detection in com- plex postpositions is interesting because: 1) the context of detection is limited to a few words; 2) it implies the interaction of multiple levels of linguistic processing (morphology, syntax and semantics). So, the system must deal with problems rang- ing from tokenization and ambiguity to syntactic agreement and examination of local contexts. The evaluation was per- formed in order to test both incorrect uses of postpositions and also false alarms.1 1 Structure of complex postpositions Basque postpositions play a role similar to English prepositions, with the difference that they appear at the end of noun phra...