Readability Assessment for Text Simplification

@inproceedings{Alusio2010ReadabilityAF,
  title={Readability Assessment for Text Simplification},
  author={Sandra M. Alu{\'i}sio and Lucia Specia and Caroline Gasperin and Carolina Scarton},
  year={2010}
}
We describe a readability assessment approach to support the process of text simplification for poor literacy readers. Given an input text, the goal is to predict its readability level, which corresponds to the literacy level that is expected from the target reader: rudimentary, basic or advanced. We complement features traditionally used for readability assessment with a number of new features, and experiment with alternative ways to model this problem using machine learning methods, namely… CONTINUE READING
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