Paper: Linguistic Profiling based on General–purpose Features and Native Language Identification

ACL ID W13-1727
Title Linguistic Profiling based on General–purpose Features and Native Language Identification
Venue Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications
Session
Year 2013
Authors

In this paper, we describe our approach to na- tive language identification and discuss the re- sults we submitted as participants to the First NLI Shared Task. By resorting to a wide set of general?purpose features qualifying the lexi- cal and grammatical structure of a text, rather than to ad hoc features specifically selected for the NLI task, we achieved encouraging re- sults, which show that the proposed approach is general?purpose and portable across differ- ent tasks, domains and languages.