Annotating ESL Errors: Challenges and Rewards. Alla Rozovskaya and Dan Roth University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. NAACL-HLT BEA-5 2010 Los Angeles, CA . Page 1. TexPoint fonts used in EMF. Read the TexPoint manual before you delete this box.: A A A.
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Alla Rozovskaya and Dan Roth
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
NAACL-HLT BEA-5 2010
Los Angeles, CA
TexPoint fonts used in EMF.
Read the TexPoint manual before you delete this box.: AAA
Annotation is an important part of that process
“…which reflect a traditional female role and a traditional attitude towards women…”
Women were indignant at the inequality from men.
Annotating ESL sentences with an annotation tool
Sentence for annotation
Flexible infrastructure allows for an easy adaptation to a different domain
“This time asks for looking at things with our eyes opened.”
With annotation comments
“This time @period, age, time@ asks $us$ for <to> looking *look* at things with our eyes opened .”
“This period asks us to look at things with our eyes opened.”
Annotation rate: 30-40 sentences per hour
Errors are dependent on the first language of the writer
Not all confusions are equally likely
Many contexts license multiple prepositions [Tetreault and Chodorow, ’08]Statistics on preposition corrections
Unlike with articles, preposition confusions account for over 50% of all preposition errors