Re: Corpora: error tagging of learners' English

From: Andrew Harley (
Date: Fri Nov 17 2000 - 12:22:45 MET

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    At 09:25 PM 16/11/2000 +0800, vicky man wrote:
    >Dear all,
    >I'd like to know if there are any 'error tagging' softwares that can
    >effectively indicate the kinds of errors found in learners' English?
    >Your suggestions would be very much appreciated.
    >all the best, Vicky
    >Vicky Man
    >Language Center
    >Hong Kong Baptist University
    >Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

    Not answering your question, but I thought you might be interested to know
    that Cambridge University Press have manually tagged 3 million words of
    learner examination scripts for different type of errors. See
    <> for some more info. This
    error tagging enables us to analyse learner mistakes and is invaluable in
    our publishing of English Language Teaching materials, especially
    dictionaries. For example, we can quickly find the most common countability
    errors ("informations").

    Andrew Harley
    Systems Development Manager
    English Language Teaching & Dictionaries
    Cambridge University Press

    Direct line: (01223)325880

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    Cambridge International Dictionary of English on CD-ROM:

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