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Learning with Learner Corpora: using the TLE for Native Language Identification

Allison Adams
Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Sara Stymne
Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, Sweden

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Ingår i: Proceedings of the Joint 6th Workshop on NLP for Computer Assisted Language Learning and 2nd Workshop on NLP for Research on Language Acquisition at NoDaLiDa, Gothenburg, 22nd May 2017

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 134:1, s. 1-7

NEALT Proceedings Series 30:1, s. 1-7

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Publicerad: 2017-05-11

ISBN: 978-91-7685-502-7

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)

Abstract

This study investigates the usefulness of the Treebank of Learner English (TLE) when applied to the task of Native Language Identification (NLI). The TLE is effectively a parallel corpus of Standard/ Learner English, as there are two versions; one based on original learner essays, and the other an error-corrected version. We use the corpus to explore how useful a parser trained on ungrammatical relations is compared to a parser trained on grammatical relations, when used as features for a native language classification task. While parsing results are much better when trained on grammatical relations, native language classification is slightly better using a parser trained on the original treebank containing ungrammatical relations.

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