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Automatic Adverb Error Correction in Korean Learners' EFL Writing
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Automatic Adverb Error Correction in Korean Learners' EFL Writing
Kim, Jee-Eun;
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 Abstract
This paper describes ongoing work on the correction of adverb errors committed by Korean learners studying English as a foreign language (EFL), using an automated English writing assessment system. Adverb errors are commonly found in learners 'writings, but handling those errors rarely draws an attention in natural language processing due to complicated characteristics of adverb. To correctly detect the errors, adverbs are classified according to their grammatical functions, meanings and positions within a sentence. Adverb errors are collected from learners' sentences, and classified into five categories adopting a traditional error analysis. The error classification in conjunction with the adverb categorization is implemented into a set of mal-rules which automatically identifies the errors. When an error is detected, the system corrects the error and suggests error specific feedback. The feedback includes the types of errors, a corrected string of the error and a brief description of the error. This attempt suggests how to improve adverb error correction method as well as to provide richer diagnostic feedback to the learners.
 Keywords
An Automated Writing Assessment System;EFL;Adverb Errors;Adverb Categorization;Error Classification;Mal-rules;Error Correction and Diagnostic Feedback;
 Language
English
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