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Mining Naturally-occurring Corrections and Paraphrases from Wikipedia's Revision History

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Mining Naturally-occurring Corrections and Paraphrases from Wikipedia's Revision History
Naturally-occurring instances of linguistic phenomena are important both for training and for evaluating automatic text processing. When available in large quantities, they also prove interesting material for linguistic studies. In this article, we present WiCoPaCo (Wikipedia Correction and Paraphrase Corpus), a new freely-available resource built by automatically mining Wikipedia's revision history. The WiCoPaCo corpus focuses on local modifications made by human revisors and include various types of corrections (such as spelling error or typographical corrections) and rewritings, which can be categorized broadly into meaning-preserving and meaning-altering revisions. We present an initial hand-built typology of these revisions, but the resource allows for any possible annotation scheme. We discuss the main motivations for building such a resource and describe the main technical details guiding its construction. We also present applications and data analysis on French and report...
Aurélien Max, Guillaume Wisniewski
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where LREC
Authors Aurélien Max, Guillaume Wisniewski
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