Paper: Tense and Aspect Error Correction for ESL Learners Using Global Context

ACL ID P12-2039
Title Tense and Aspect Error Correction for ESL Learners Using Global Context
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2012
Authors

As the number of learners of English is con- stantly growing, automatic error correction of ESL learners? writing is an increasingly ac- tive area of research. However, most research has mainly focused on errors concerning arti- cles and prepositions even though tense/aspect errors are also important. One of the main reasons why tense/aspect error correction is difficult is that the choice of tense/aspect is highly dependent on global context. Previous research on grammatical error correction typ- ically uses pointwise prediction that performs classification on each word independently, and thus fails to capture the information of neigh- boring labels. In order to take global infor- mation into account, we regard the task as se- quence labeling: each verb phrase in a doc- ument is labeled w...