Paper: A Monolingual Tree-based Translation Model for Sentence Simplification

ACL ID C10-1152
Title A Monolingual Tree-based Translation Model for Sentence Simplification
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

In this paper, we consider sentence sim- plification as a special form of translation with the complex sentence as the source and the simple sentence as the target. We propose a Tree-based Simplification Model (TSM), which, to our knowledge, is the first statistical simplification model covering splitting, dropping, reordering and substitution integrally. We also de- scribe an efficient method to train our model with a large-scale parallel dataset obtained from the Wikipedia and Simple Wikipedia. The evaluation shows that our model achieves better readability scores than a set of baseline systems.