Learning to Simplify Sentences Using Wikipedia


David Kauchak
Thursday, January 20, 2011
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM
Rose Hills Theater
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The complexity and readability of text can vary widely. Compare, for example, a research article and a popular media article on the same topic. The articles may discuss the same material, but their usefulness for the reader can vary widely depending on the reader’s background; while the fundamental concepts of the research article may be accessible, the language and structure of the article may prohibit the lay-reader from understanding these concepts.

In this talk, David Kauchak will examine the problem of sentence simplification which aims to develop models to automatically reduce the reading complexity of a sentence.