Lena Keiper


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Improving POS Tagging of German Learner Language in a Reading Comprehension Scenario
Lena Keiper | Andrea Horbach | Stefan Thater
Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'16)

We present a novel method to automatically improve the accurracy of part-of-speech taggers on learner language. The key idea underlying our approach is to exploit the structure of a typical language learner task and automatically induce POS information for out-of-vocabulary (OOV) words. To evaluate the effectiveness of our approach, we add manual POS and normalization information to an existing language learner corpus. Our evaluation shows an increase in accurracy from 72.4% to 81.5% on OOV words.