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Books: Applied Linguistics/Computational Linguistics: Leacock et al

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        1.    Andrea Descoteaux Hugg, Automated Grammatical Error Detection for Language Learners: Leacock‌ et al

Message 1: Automated Grammatical Error Detection for Language Learners: Leacock‌ et al
Date: 02-Aug-2010
From: Andrea Descoteaux Hugg <>
Subject: Automated Grammatical Error Detection for Language Learners: Leacock‌ et al
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Title: Automated Grammatical Error Detection for Language Learners Series Title: Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies Published: 2010 Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

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Author: Claudia Leacock‌ Author: Martin Chodorow‌ Author: Michael Gamon‌ Author: Joel Tetreault‌ Editor: Graeme Hirst Electronic: ISBN: 9781608454716 Pages: 134 Price: U.S. $ 30.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781608454709 Pages: 134 Price: U.S. $ 35.00

It has been estimated that over a billion people are using or learningEnglish as a second or foreign language, and the numbers are growing notonly for English but for other languages as well. These language learnersprovide a burgeoning market for tools that help identify and correctlearners' writing errors. Unfortunately, the errors targeted by typicalcommercial proofreading tools do not include those aspects of a secondlanguage that are hardest to learn. This volume describes the types ofconstructions English language learners find most difficult - constructionscontaining prepositions, articles, and collocations. It provides anoverview of the automated approaches that have been developed to identifyand correct these and other classes of learner errors in a number of languages.

Error annotation and system evaluation are particularly important topics ingrammatical error detection because there are no commonly acceptedstandards. Chapters in the book describe the options available toresearchers, recommend best practices for reporting results, and presentannotation and evaluation schemes.

The final chapters explore recent innovative work that opens new directionsfor research. It is the authors' hope that this volume will contribute tothe growing interest in grammatical error detection by encouragingresearchers to take a closer look at the field and its many challengingproblems.

Table of Contents:IntroductionHistory of Automated Grammatical Error DetectionSpecial Problems of Language LearnersLanguage Learner DataEvaluating Error Detection SystemsArticle and Preposition ErrorsCollocation ErrorsDifferent Approaches for Different ErrorsAnnotating Learner ErrorsNew DirectionsConclusion

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Computational Linguistics
Written In: English (eng )

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