Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE2007)
The Summit Inn, Farmington, PA, USA
Simplified texts are commonly used by teachers and students in bilingual education and other language-learning contexts. These texts are usually manually adapted, and teachers say this is a timeconsuming and sometimes challenging task. Our goal is the development of tools to aid teachers by automatically proposing ways to simplify texts. As a first step, this paper presents a detailed analysis of a corpus of news articles and abridged versions written by a literacy organization in order to learn what kinds of changes people make when simplifying texts for language learners.
Bibliographic reference. Petersen, Sarah E. / Ostendorf, Mari (2007): "Text simplification for language learners: a corpus analysis", In SLaTE-2007, 69-72.