Applying Winnow to Context-Sensitive Spelling Correction

@inproceedings{Golding1996ApplyingWT,
  title={Applying Winnow to Context-Sensitive Spelling Correction},
  author={Andrew R. Golding and Dan Roth},
  booktitle={ICML},
  year={1996}
}
Multiplicative weight-updating algorithms such as Winnow have been studied extensively in the COLT literature, but only recently have people started to use them in applications. In this paper, we apply a Winnow-based algorithm to a task in natural language: contextsensitive spelling correction. This is the task of xing spelling errors that happen to result in valid words, such as substituting to for too, casual for causal, and so on. Previous approaches to this problem have been statistics… CONTINUE READING

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