Correcting Preposition Errors in Learner English Using Error Case Frames and Feedback Messages

Ryo Nagata, Mikko Vilenius, Edward Whittaker
2014 Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers)  
This paper presents a novel framework called error case frames for correcting preposition errors. They are case frames specially designed for describing and correcting preposition errors. Their most distinct advantage is that they can correct errors with feedback messages explaining why the preposition is erroneous. This paper proposes a method for automatically generating them by comparing learner and native corpora. Experiments show (i) automatically generated error case frames achieve a
more » ... ames achieve a performance comparable to conventional methods; (ii) error case frames are intuitively interpretable and manually modifiable to improve them; (iii) feedback messages provided by error case frames are effective in language learning assistance. Considering these advantages and the fact that it has been difficult to provide feedback messages by automatically generated rules, error case frames will likely be one of the major approaches for preposition error correction.
doi:10.3115/v1/p14-1071 dblp:conf/acl/NagataVW14 fatcat:q6i5zesqvnexdafm67fzsufwee