WikiSimple: Automatic Simplification of Wikipedia Articles

@inproceedings{Woodsend2011WikiSimpleAS,
  title={WikiSimple: Automatic Simplification of Wikipedia Articles},
  author={Kristian Woodsend and Mirella Lapata},
  booktitle={AAAI},
  year={2011}
}
Text simplification aims to rewrite text into simpler versions and thus make information accessible to a broader audience (e.g., non-native speakers, children, and individuals with language impairments). In this paper, we propose a model that simplifies documents automatically while selecting their most important content and rewriting them in a simpler style. We learn content selection rules from same-topic Wikipedia articles written in the main encyclopedia and its Simple English variant. We… CONTINUE READING

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