ISCA International Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2011)
Most work on automatic text simplification considers lexical
difficulty separate from syntactic simplification. In this study,
we use both factors together to predict a variety of sentence
changes, including the standard problems of splitting and shortening,
as well as expanding to define difficult words that are important
to the topic. We leverage a variety of lexical and parse
features, as well as a score of the relatedness of a sentence to
the topic of its document.
Index Terms. text simplification, parse complexity
Bibliographic reference. Medero, Julie / Ostendorf, Mari (2011): "Identifying targets for syntactic simplification", In SLaTE-2011, 69-72.