Paper: The Columbia System in the QALB-2014 Shared Task on Arabic Error Correction

ACL ID W14-3622
Title The Columbia System in the QALB-2014 Shared Task on Arabic Error Correction
Venue Workshop on Arabic Natural Language Processing
Session
Year 2014
Authors

The QALB-2014 shared task focuses on correcting errors in texts written in Mod- ern Standard Arabic. In this paper, we describe the Columbia University entry in the shared task. Our system consists of several components that rely on machine- learning techniques and linguistic knowl- edge. We submitted three versions of the system: these share several core elements but each version also includes additional components. We describe our underlying approach and the special aspects of the dif- ferent versions of our submission. Our system ranked first out of nine participat- ing teams.