Paper: Helping Our Own: Text Massaging for Computational Linguistics as a New Shared Task

ACL ID W10-4236
Title Helping Our Own: Text Massaging for Computational Linguistics as a New Shared Task
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

In this paper, we propose a new shared task called HOO: Helping Our Own. The aim is to use tools and techniques developed in com- putational linguistics to help people writing about computational linguistics. We describe a text-to-text generation scenario that poses challenging research questions, and delivers practical outcomes that are useful in the first case to our own community and potentially much more widely. Two specific factors make us optimistic that this task will generate useful outcomes: one is the availability of the ACL Anthology, a large corpus of the target text type; the other is that CL researchers who are non-native speakers of English will be moti- vated to use prototype systems, providing in- formed and precise feedback in large quantity. We lay out our plans in detai...