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Towards Brazilian Portuguese automatic text simplification systems

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Towards Brazilian Portuguese automatic text simplification systems
In this paper we investigate the main linguistic phenomena that can make texts complex and how they could be simplified. We focus on a corpus analysis of simple account texts available on the web for Brazilian Portuguese and propose simplification strategies for this language. This study illustrates the need for text simplification to facilitate accessibility to information by poor literacy readers and potentially by people with other cognitive disabilities. It also highlights characteristics of simplification for Portuguese, which may differ from other languages. Such study consists of the first step towards building Brazilian Portuguese text simplification systems. One of the scenarios in which these systems could be used is that of reading electronic texts produced, e.g., by the Brazilian government or by relevant news agencies. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.3.1 [Content Analysis and Indexing]: Linguistic processing, ing methods. H.5.2 [User Interfaces]: Natural language, Ev...
Sandra M. Aluísio, Lucia Specia, Thiago Ale
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Year 2008
Where DOCENG
Authors Sandra M. Aluísio, Lucia Specia, Thiago Alexandre Salgueiro Pardo, Erick G. Maziero, Renata Pontin de Mattos Fortes
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