Attention-based Encoder-Decoder Networks for Spelling and Grammatical Error Correction

09/21/2018 ∙ by Sina Ahmadi, et al. ∙ 0

Automatic spelling and grammatical correction systems are one of the most widely used tools within natural language applications. In this thesis, we assume the task of error correction as a type of monolingual machine translation where the source sentence is potentially erroneous and the target sentence should be the corrected form of the input. Our main focus in this project is building neural network models for the task of error correction. In particular, we investigate sequence-to-sequence and attention-based models which have recently shown a higher performance than the state-of-the-art of many language processing problems. We demonstrate that neural machine translation models can be successfully applied to the task of error correction. While the experiments of this research are performed on an Arabic corpus, our methods in this thesis can be easily applied to any language.

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