Bhavana Srivastava


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Generating Inflectional Errors for Grammatical Error Correction in Hindi
Ankur Sonawane | Sujeet Kumar Vishwakarma | Bhavana Srivastava | Anil Kumar Singh
Proceedings of the 1st Conference of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 10th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing: Student Research Workshop

Automated grammatical error correction has been explored as an important research problem within NLP, with the majority of the work being done on English and similar resource-rich languages. Grammar correction using neural networks is a data-heavy task, with the recent state of the art models requiring datasets with millions of annotated sentences for proper training. It is difficult to find such resources for Indic languages due to their relative lack of digitized content and complex morphology, compared to English. We address this problem by generating a large corpus of artificial inflectional errors for training GEC models. Moreover, to evaluate the performance of models trained on this dataset, we create a corpus of real Hindi errors extracted from Wikipedia edits. Analyzing this dataset with a modified version of the ERRANT error annotation toolkit, we find that inflectional errors are very common in this language. Finally, we produce the initial baseline results using state of the art methods developed for English.

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NLPRL at WNUT-2020 Task 2: ELMo-based System for Identification of COVID-19 Tweets
Rajesh Kumar Mundotiya | Rupjyoti Baruah | Bhavana Srivastava | Anil Kumar Singh
Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (W-NUT 2020)

The Coronavirus pandemic has been a dominating news on social media for the last many months. Efforts are being made to reduce its spread and reduce the casualties as well as new infections. For this purpose, the information about the infected people and their related symptoms, as available on social media, such as Twitter, can help in prevention and taking precautions. This is an example of using noisy text processing for disaster management. This paper discusses the NLPRL results in Shared Task-2 of WNUT-2020 workshop. We have considered this problem as a binary classification problem and have used a pre-trained ELMo embedding with GRU units. This approach helps classify the tweets with accuracy as 80.85% and 78.54% as F1-score on the provided test dataset. The experimental code is available online.