Cognitively Motivated Features for Readability Assessment

@inproceedings{Feng2009CognitivelyMF,
  title={Cognitively Motivated Features for Readability Assessment},
  author={Lijun Feng and No{\'e}mie Elhadad and Matt Huenerfauth},
  booktitle={EACL},
  year={2009}
}
We investigate linguistic features that correlate with the readability of texts for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). Based on a corpus of texts (including some experimentally measured for comprehension by adults with ID), we analyze the significance of novel discourse-level features related to the cognitive factors underlying our users' literacy challenges. We develop and evaluate a tool for automatically rating the readability of texts for these users. Our experiments show that our… 

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