Lexico-syntactic Text Simplification And Compression With Typed Dependencies

Mandya, Angrosh Annayappan; Nomoto, Tadashi and Siddharthan, Advaith (2014). Lexico-syntactic Text Simplification And Compression With Typed Dependencies. In: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Tounsi, Lamia and Rak, Rafal eds.), ACL, Stroudsburg PA, pp. 1996–2006.

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We describe two systems for text simplification using typed dependency structures, one that performs lexical and syntactic simplification, and another that performs sentence compression optimised to satisfy global text constraints such as lexical density, the ratio of difficult words, and text length. We report a substantial evaluation that demonstrates the superiority of our systems, individually and in combination, over the state of the art, and also report a comprehension based evaluation of contemporary automatic text simplification systems with target non-native readers.

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