Event-Centered Simplification of News Stories

@inproceedings{Glavas2013EventCenteredSO,
  title={Event-Centered Simplification of News Stories},
  author={Goran Glavas and Sanja Stajner},
  booktitle={RANLP},
  year={2013}
}
Newswire text is often linguistically complex and stylistically decorated, hence very difficult to comprehend for people with reading disabilities. Acknowledging that events represent the most important information in news, we propose an eventcentered approach to news simplification. Our method relies on robust extraction of factual events and elimination of surplus information which is not part of event mentions. Experimental results obtained by combining automated readability measures with… CONTINUE READING
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