Paper: Matching Readers' Preferences and Reading Skills with Appropriate Web Texts

ACL ID E09-2013
Title Matching Readers' Preferences and Reading Skills with Appropriate Web Texts
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2009
Authors

This paper describes Read-X, a system designed to identify text that is appropriate for the reader given his thematic choices and the reading ability asso- ciated with his educational background. To our knowledge, Read-X is the first web-based system that performs real-time searches and returns results classified thematically and by reading level within seconds. To facilitate educators or students search- ing for reading material at specific reading levels, Read-X extracts the text from the html, pdf, doc, or xml format and makes available a text editor for viewing and editing the extracted text.