Automated Grammatical Error Correction:A Comprehensive Review

Sadaf Abdul Rauf, Ramsha Saeed, Noorulain Saleem Khan, Kiran Habib, Pernia Gabrail, Fareeha Aftab


Automatic Grammatical Error Correction is one of the most challenging and continuously evolving areas of linguistics which aims at automatically detecting and correcting the grammatical errors in the text. Such systems are specifically helpful for non-native speakers or learners of a certain language. Grammatical Error Correction has been the focus of the latest research and various techniques have been employed to cater the grammatical error categories of different languages. English being one of the most widely spoken languages across the world has been an area of research for decades. Extensive work has been done
for developing better systems which could analyze the syntactic structure of English text and detect and correct grammatical errors made by the writers. The objective of this article is to present a review of state of the art research done for automated grammatical error correction of English language. The article discusses some of the most commonly encountered error categories in English grammar with examples. The most widely used approaches in the literature have been discussed and the respected works summarized. Conclusively, all the works are analyzed and compared on the basis of the strengths of the used techniques, the number of error categories considered in each work and the metrics
used for their evaluation.

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