Paper: Correcting Preposition Errors in Learner English Using Error Case Frames and Feedback Messages

ACL ID P14-1071
Title Correcting Preposition Errors in Learner English Using Error Case Frames and Feedback Messages
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

This paper presents a novel framework called error case frames for correcting preposition errors. They are case frames specially designed for describing and cor- recting preposition errors. Their most dis- tinct advantage is that they can correct er- rors with feedback messages explaining why the preposition is erroneous. This pa- per proposes a method for automatically generating them by comparing learner and native corpora. Experiments show (i) au- tomatically generated error case frames achieve a performance comparable to con- ventional methods; (ii) error case frames are intuitively interpretable and manually modifiable to improve them; (iii) feedback messages provided by error case frames are effective in language learning assis- tance. Considering these advantages and the fact that i...