Article | Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012 | Towards fine-grained readability measures for self-directed language learning

Title:
Towards fine-grained readability measures for self-directed language learning
Author:
Lisa Beinborn: Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP-TUDA), Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt Torsten Zesch: Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP-TUDA), Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt Iryna Gurevych: Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab (UKP-TUDA), Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt
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Year:
2012
Conference:
Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012
Issue:
080
Article no.:
002
Pages:
11-19
No. of pages:
9
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-11-12
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


In this paper; we analyze existing readability measures regarding their applicability to self-directed language learning. We identify a set of dimensions for text complexity and focus on the lexical; syntactic; semantic; and discourse dimensions. We argue that for the purposes of self-directed language learning; the assessment according to the individual dimensions should be preferred over the overall readability prediction. Furthermore; due to the heterogeneity of the learners in such a setting; modeling the background knowledge of the learner becomes a critical step.

Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012

Author:
Lisa Beinborn, Torsten Zesch, Iryna Gurevych
Title:
Towards fine-grained readability measures for self-directed language learning
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Proceedings of the SLTC 2012 workshop on NLP for CALL; Lund; 25th October; 2012

Author:
Lisa Beinborn, Torsten Zesch, Iryna Gurevych
Title:
Towards fine-grained readability measures for self-directed language learning
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