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Reconstructing Native Language Typology from Foreign Language Usage
(Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM), arXiv, 2014-04-25)
Linguists and psychologists have long been studying cross-linguistic transfer, the influence of native language properties on linguistic performance in a foreign language. In this work we provide empirical evidence for ...
Towards a Programmer’s Apprentice (Again)
(Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM), 2015-04-03)
Programmers are loathe to interrupt their workflow to document their design rationale, leading to frequent errors when software is modified—often much later and by different programmers. A Pro- grammer’s Assistant could ...
Contrastive Analysis with Predictive Power: Typology Driven Estimation of Grammatical Error Distributions in ESL
(Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM), arXiv, 2016-06-05)
This work examines the impact of crosslinguistic transfer on grammatical errors in English as Second Language (ESL) texts. Using a computational framework that formalizes the theory of Contrastive Analysis (CA), we demonstrate ...
Anchoring and Agreement in Syntactic Annotations
(Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM), arXiv, 2016-09-21)
Published in the Proceedings of EMNLP 2016 We present a study on two key characteristics of human syntactic annotations: anchoring and agreement. Anchoring is a well-known cognitive bias in human decision making, where ...
Do You See What I Mean? Visual Resolution of Linguistic Ambiguities
(Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM), arXiv, 2016-06-10)
Understanding language goes hand in hand with the ability to integrate complex contextual information obtained via perception. In this work, we present a novel task for grounded language understanding: disambiguating a ...
Universal Dependencies for Learner English
(Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM), arXiv, 2016-08-01)
We introduce the Treebank of Learner English (TLE), the first publicly available syntactic treebank for English as a Second Language (ESL). The TLE provides manually annotated POS tags and Universal Dependency (UD) trees ...