Paper: Cooperative Error Handling And Shallow Processing

ACL ID E95-1044
Title Cooperative Error Handling And Shallow Processing
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1995

This paper is concerned with the de- tection and correction of sub-sentential English text errors. Previous spelling programs, unless restricted to a very small set of words, have operated as post-processors. And to date, gram- mar checkers and other programs which deal with ill-formed input usually step directly from spelling considerations to a full-scale parse, assuming a complete sentence. Work described below is aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of shal- low (sub-sentential) processing and the feasibility of cooperative error checking, through building and testing appropri- ately an error-processing system. A sys- tem under construction is outlined which incorporates morphological checks (us- ing new two-level error rules) over a di- rected letter graph, tag positional tri- grams ...