Paper: Sentence-level Rewriting Detection

ACL ID W14-1818
Title Sentence-level Rewriting Detection
Venue Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications
Year 2014

Writers usually need iterations of revisions and edits during their writings. To bet- ter understand the process of rewriting, we need to know what has changed be- tween the revisions. Prior work mainly fo- cuses on detecting corrections within sen- tences, which is at the level of words or phrases. This paper proposes to de- tect revision changes at the sentence level. Looking at revisions at a higher level al- lows us to have a different understanding of the revision process. This paper also proposes an approach to automatically de- tect sentence revision changes. The pro- posed approach shows high accuracy in an evaluation using first and final draft essays from an undergraduate writing class.