Paper: The Illinois-Columbia System in the CoNLL-2014 Shared Task

ACL ID W14-1704
Title The Illinois-Columbia System in the CoNLL-2014 Shared Task
Venue International Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning
Session shared task
Year 2014
Authors

The CoNLL-2014 shared task is an ex- tension of last year?s shared task and fo- cuses on correcting grammatical errors in essays written by non-native learners of English. In this paper, we describe the Illinois-Columbia system that participated in the shared task. Our system ranked sec- ond on the original annotations and first on the revised annotations. The core of the system is based on the University of Illinois model that placed first in the CoNLL-2013 shared task. This baseline model has been improved and ex- panded for this year?s competition in sev- eral respects. We describe our underly- ing approach, which relates to our previ- ous work, and describe the novel aspects of the system in more detail.