Paper: CNRC-TMT: Second Language Writing Assistant System Description

ACL ID S14-2030
Title CNRC-TMT: Second Language Writing Assistant System Description
Venue Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics
Session
Year 2014
Authors

We describe the system entered by the National Research Council Canada in the SemEval-2014 L2 writing assistant task. Our system relies on a standard Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Transla- tion trained on generic, publicly available data. Translations are produced by taking the already translated part of the sentence as fixed context. We show that translation systems can address the L2 writing assis- tant task, reaching out-of-five word-based accuracy above 80 percent for 3 out of 4 language pairs. We also present a brief analysis of remaining errors.