Paper: Lexico-syntactic text simplification and compression with typed dependencies

ACL ID C14-1188
Title Lexico-syntactic text simplification and compression with typed dependencies
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

We describe two systems for text simplification using typed dependency structures, one that performs lexical and syntactic simplification, and another that performs sentence compression optimised to satisfy global text constraints such as lexical density, the ratio of difficult words, and text length. We report a substantial evaluation that demonstrates the superiority of our systems, individually and in combination, over the state of the art, and also report a comprehension based evaluation of contemporary automatic text simplification systems with target non-native readers.