Paper: A Unified Approach to Transliteration-based Text Input with Online Spelling Correction

ACL ID D12-1056
Title A Unified Approach to Transliteration-based Text Input with Online Spelling Correction
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2012
Authors

This paper presents an integrated, end-to-end approach to online spelling correction for text input. Online spelling correction refers to the spelling correction as you type, as opposed to post-editing. The online scenario is particularly important for languages that routinely use transliteration-based text input methods, such as Chinese and Japanese, because the desired target characters cannot be input at all unless they are in the list of candidates provided by an input method, and spelling errors prevent them from appearing in the list. For example, a user might type suesheng by mistake to mean xuesheng ?? 'student' in Chinese; existing input methods fail to convert this misspelled input to the desired target Chinese characters. In this paper, we propose a unified appr...