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From drafting guideline to error detection: Automating style checking for legislative texts


Höfler, Stefan; Sugisaki, Kyoko (2012). From drafting guideline to error detection: Automating style checking for legislative texts. In: EACL 2012 Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing, Avignon, France, 23 April 2012 - 23 April 2012, 9-18.

Abstract

This paper reports on the development of methods for the automated detection of violations of style guidelines for legislative texts, and their implementation in a prototypical tool. To this aim, the approach of error modelling employed in automated style checkers for technical writing is enhanced to meet the requirements of legislative editing. The paper identifies and discusses the two main sets of challenges that have to be tackled in this process: (i) the provision of domain-specific NLP methods for legislative drafts, and (ii) the concretisation of guidelines for legislative drafting so that they can be assessed by machine. The project focuses on German-language legislative drafting in Switzerland.

Abstract

This paper reports on the development of methods for the automated detection of violations of style guidelines for legislative texts, and their implementation in a prototypical tool. To this aim, the approach of error modelling employed in automated style checkers for technical writing is enhanced to meet the requirements of legislative editing. The paper identifies and discusses the two main sets of challenges that have to be tackled in this process: (i) the provision of domain-specific NLP methods for legislative drafts, and (ii) the concretisation of guidelines for legislative drafting so that they can be assessed by machine. The project focuses on German-language legislative drafting in Switzerland.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Computational Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
410 Linguistics
Language:German
Event End Date:23 April 2012
Deposited On:09 May 2012 07:08
Last Modified:21 Nov 2017 16:02
Publisher:Association for Computational Linguistics
Funders:Swiss National Science Foundation
Free access at:Related URL. An embargo period may apply.
Related URLs:http://lingured.info/clw2012/

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