Readability Indices for Automatic Evaluation of Text Simplification Systems: A Feasibility Study for Spanish

@inproceedings{Stajner2013ReadabilityIF,
  title={Readability Indices for Automatic Evaluation of Text Simplification Systems: A Feasibility Study for Spanish},
  author={Sanja Stajner and Horacio Saggion},
  booktitle={IJCNLP},
  year={2013}
}
This paper addresses the problem of automatic evaluation of text simplification systems for Spanish. We test whether already-existing readability formulae would be suitable for this task. We adapt three existing readability indices (two measuring lexical complexity and one measuring syntactic complexity) to be computed automatically, which are then applied… CONTINUE READING