Motivations and Methods for Text Simplification

@inproceedings{Chandrasekar1996MotivationsAM,
  title={Motivations and Methods for Text Simplification},
  author={Raman Chandrasekar and Christine Doran and Srinivas Bangalore},
  booktitle={COLING},
  year={1996}
}
Long and complicated sentences prove to be a stumbling block for current systems relying on NL input. These systems stand to gain from methods that syntactically simplify such sentences. To simplify a sentence, we need an idea of the structure of the sentence, to identify the components to be separated out. Obviously a parser could be used to obtain the complete structure of the sentence. However, full parsing is slow and prone to failure, especially on complex sentences. In this paper, we… CONTINUE READING

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