DanProof: Pedagogical Spell and Grammar Checking for Danish

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Abstract

This paper presents a Constraint Grammarbased pedagogical proofing tool for Danish. The system recognizes not only spelling errors, but also grammatical errors in otherwise correctly spelled words, and categorizes errors for WORD-integrated pedagogical comments. Possible spelling corrections are prioritized from context, and grammatical corrections generated by a morphological module. The system uses both phonetic similarity measures and traditional Levenshtein-distances, and has a special focus on compounding/splitting errors common in modern Danish. As a classical spell-checker DanProof achieves F-Scores over 95, and F=88 if compounding correction is included. With the maximal set of error types, 2/3 of all errors are found in school essays, and precision is 91.7%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing : Proceedings
EditorsGalia Angelova, Kalina Bontcheva, Ruslan Mitkov
PublisherINCOMA Ltd
Publication date2015
Pages55-62
ISBN (Print)9781510813281
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing - Hissar, Hungary
Duration: 7. Sep 20159. Sep 2015

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing
Country/TerritoryHungary
CityHissar
Period07/09/201509/09/2015

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