Paper: Correcting Grammatical Verb Errors

ACL ID E14-1038
Title Correcting Grammatical Verb Errors
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

Verb errors are some of the most com- mon mistakes made by non-native writers of English but some of the least studied. The reason is that dealing with verb er- rors requires a new paradigm; essentially all research done on correcting grammat- ical errors assumes a closed set of trig- gers ? e.g., correcting the use of prepo- sitions or articles ? but identifying mis- takes in verbs necessitates identifying po- tentially ambiguous triggers first, and then determining the type of mistake made and correcting it. Moreover, once the verb is identified, modeling verb errors is chal- lenging because verbs fulfill many gram- matical functions, resulting in a variety of mistakes. Consequently, the little earlier work done on verb errors assumed that the error type is known in advance. We propose a...