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ERIC Number: EJ849510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0742-7778
Automatic Detection of Preposition Errors in Learner Writing
De Felice, Rachele; Pulman, Stephen
CALICO Journal, v26 n3 p512-528 May 2009
In this article, we present an approach to the automatic correction of preposition errors in L2 English. Our system, based on a maximum entropy classifier, achieves average precision of 42% and recall of 35% on this task. The discussion of results obtained on correct and incorrect data aims to establish what characteristics of L2 writing prove particularly problematic in this task. (Contains 6 tables and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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