Generalized Character-Level Spelling Error Correction

@inproceedings{Farra2014GeneralizedCS,
  title={Generalized Character-Level Spelling Error Correction},
  author={Noura Farra and Nadi Tomeh and Alla Rozovskaya and Nizar Habash},
  booktitle={ACL},
  year={2014}
}
We present a generalized discriminative model for spelling error correction which targets character-level transformations. While operating at the character level, the model makes use of wordlevel and contextual information. In contrast to previous work, the proposed approach learns to correct a variety of error types without guidance of manuallyselected constraints or language-specific features. We apply the model to correct errors in Egyptian Arabic dialect text, achieving 65% reduction in… CONTINUE READING

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  • We apply the model to correct errors in Egyptian Arabic dialect text, achieving 65% reduction in word error rate over the input baseline, and improving over the earlier state-of-the-art system.

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