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Title: Experiments in Detection and Correction of Russian Malapropisms by Means of the WEB
Authors: Bolshakova, Elena
Bolshakov, Igor
Kotlyarov, Alexey
Keywords: Semantic Error
Error Correction
Web-Assisted Error Detection
Paronymy Dictionaries
Correction Candidates
Semantic Compatibility Index
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
Abstract: Malapropism is a semantic error that is hardly detectable because it usually retains syntactical links between words in the sentence but replaces one content word by a similar word with quite different meaning. A method of automatic detection of malapropisms is described, based on Web statistics and a specially defined Semantic Compatibility Index (SCI). For correction of the detected errors, special dictionaries and heuristic rules are proposed, which retains only a few highly SCI-ranked correction candidates for the user’s selection. Experiments on Web-assisted detection and correction of Russian malapropisms are reported, demonstrating efficacy of the described method.
ISSN: 1313-0463
Appears in Collections:Volume 12 Number 2

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