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Is it simpler? An Evaluation of an Aligned Corpus of Standard-Simple Sentences

@inproceedings{Rennes2020IsIS,
  title={Is it simpler? An Evaluation of an Aligned Corpus of Standard-Simple Sentences},
  author={Evelina Rennes},
  booktitle={READI},
  year={2020}
}
Parallel monolingual resources are imperative for data-driven sentence simplification research. We present the work of aligning, at the sentence level, a corpus of all Swedish public authorities and municipalities web texts in standard and simple Swedish. We compare the performance of three alignment algorithms used for similar work in English (Average Alignment, Maximum Alignment, and Hungarian Alignment), and the best-performing algorithm is used to create a resource of 15,433 unique sentence… Expand

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