publication . Article . 2017

A survey on lexical simplification

Paetzold, G.H.; Specia, L.;
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  • Published: 15 Nov 2017
  • Publisher: AI Access Foundation
  • Country: United Kingdom
Lexical Simplification is the process of replacing complex words in a given sentence with simpler alternatives of equivalent meaning. This task has wide applicability both as an assistive technology for readers with cognitive impairments or disabilities, such as Dyslexia and Aphasia, and as a pre-processing tool for other Natural Language Processing tasks, such as machine translation and summarisation. The problem is commonly framed as a pipeline of four steps: the identification of complex words, the generation of substitution candidates, the selection of those candidates that fit the context, and the ranking of the selected substitutes according to their simpl...
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free text keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Computer science, Benchmarking, Aphasia, medicine.symptom, medicine, Natural language processing, computer.software_genre, computer, Dyslexia, medicine.disease, Ranking, Sentence, Lexical simplification, Pointer (computer programming), Machine translation, Artificial intelligence, business.industry, business
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SIMplifying the interaction with Public Administration Through Information technology for Citizens and cOmpanies
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 692819
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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