A Posteriori Agreement as a Quality Measure for Readability Prediction Systems

@inproceedings{Oosten2011APA,
  title={A Posteriori Agreement as a Quality Measure for Readability Prediction Systems},
  author={Philip van Oosten and V{\'e}ronique Hoste and Dries Tanghe},
  booktitle={CICLing},
  year={2011}
}
All readability research is ultimately concerned with the research question whether it is possible for a prediction system to automatically determine the level of readability of an unseen text. A significant problem for such a system is that readability might depend in part on the reader. If different readers assess the readability of texts in fundamentally different ways, there is insufficient a priori agreement to justify the correctness of a readability prediction system based on the texts… CONTINUE READING

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