Paper: Ambiguity Resolution by Reordering Rules in Text Containing Errors

ACL ID W07-2209
Title Ambiguity Resolution by Reordering Rules in Text Containing Errors
Venue Conference on Parsing Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2007
Authors

Writing aids such as spelling and grammar checkers are often based on texts by adult writ- ers and are not sufficiently targeted to suport children in their writing process. This paper reports on the development of a writing tol based on a corpus of Swedish text writen by children and on the parsing methods developed to handle text containing errors. The system uses finite state techniques for finding gram- mar errors without actually specifying the error. The ‘broadness’ of the grammar and the lexical ambiguity in words, necessary for parsing text containing errors, also yields ambiguous and/or alternative phrase annotations. We block some of the (erroneous) alternative parses by the or- der in which phrase segments are selected, which causes bleeding of some rules and more ‘correct...