Paper: Correcting Misuse of Verb Forms

ACL ID P08-1021
Title Correcting Misuse of Verb Forms
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008

This paper proposes a method to correct En- glish verb form errors made by non-native speakers. A basic approach is template match- ing on parse trees. The proposed method im- proves on this approach in two ways. To improve recall, irregularities in parse trees caused by verb form errors are taken into ac- count; to improve precision, n-gram counts are utilized to filter proposed corrections. Evaluation on non-native corpora, represent- ing two genres and mother tongues, shows promising results.