Can Spanish Be Simpler? LexSiS: Lexical Simplification for Spanish

@inproceedings{Bott2012CanSB,
  title={Can Spanish Be Simpler? LexSiS: Lexical Simplification for Spanish},
  author={Stefan Bott and Luz Rello and Biljana Drndarevic and Horacio Saggion},
  booktitle={COLING},
  year={2012}
}
Lexical simplification is the task of replacing a word in a given context by an easier-to-understand synonym. Although a number of lexical simplification approaches have been developed in recent years, most of them have been applied to English, with recent work taking advantage of parallel monolingual datasets for training. Here we present LexSiS, a lexical simplification system for Spanish that does not require a parallel corpus, but instead relies on freely available resources, such as an on… CONTINUE READING
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