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Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing

Volume 7817 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 559-571

Evidence in Automatic Error Correction Improves Learners’ English Skill

  • Jiro UmezawaAffiliated withTohoku University
  • , Junta MizunoAffiliated withTohoku University
  • , Naoaki OkazakiAffiliated withTohoku UniversityJapan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • , Kentaro InuiAffiliated withTohoku University

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Abstract

Mastering proper article usage, especially in the English language, has been known to pose an extreme challenge to non-native speakers whose L1 languages have no concept of articles. Although the development of correction methods for article usage has posed a challenge for researchers, current methods do not perfectly correct the articles. In addition, proper article usage is not taught by these methods. Therefore, they are not useful for those wishing to learn a language with article usage. In this paper, we discuss the necessity of presenting evidence for corrections of English article usage. We demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach to improve the writing skills of English learners.

Keywords

English Article Automatic Correction Grammatical Error