Paper: Device-Dependent Readability for Improved Text Understanding

ACL ID D14-1146
Title Device-Dependent Readability for Improved Text Understanding
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

Readability is used to provide users with high- quality service in text recommendation or text visualization. With the increasing use of hand- held devices, reading device is regarded as an important factor for readability. There- fore, this paper investigates the relationship between readability and reading devices such as a smart phone, a tablet, and paper. We sug- gest readability factors that are strongly related with the readability of a specific device by showing the correlations between various fac- tors in each device and human-rated readabil- ity. Our experimental results show that each device has its own readability characteristics, and thus different weights should be imposed on readability factors according to the device type. In order to prove the usefulness of the results, we...