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dc.contributor.authorXia, M
dc.contributor.authorKochmar, E
dc.contributor.authorBriscoe, E
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-02T10:06:19Z
dc.date.available2017-05-02T10:06:19Z
dc.date.issued2016-06-16
dc.identifier.isbn9781941643839
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/263933
dc.description.abstractThis paper addresses the task of readability assessment for the texts aimed at second language (L2) learners. One of the major challenges in this task is the lack of significantly sized level-annotated data. For the present work, we collected a dataset of CEFR-graded texts tailored for learners of English as an L2 and investigated text readability assessment for both native and L2 learners. We applied a generalization method to adapt models trained on larger native corpora to estimate text readability for learners, and explored domain adaptation and self-learning techniques to make use of the native data to improve system performance on the limited L2 data. In our experiments, the best performing model for readability on learner texts achieves an accuracy of 0.797 and $\textit{PCC}$ of 0.938.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherACL Home Association for Computational Linguistics
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleText Readability Assessment for Second Language Learners
dc.typeConference Object
prism.endingPage22
prism.numberW16-0502
prism.publicationDate2016
prism.publicationNameProceedings of the 11th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications
prism.startingPage12
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.9309
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-04-17
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.18653/v1/w16-0502
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-06-16
dc.publisher.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.18653/v1/W16-0502
rioxxterms.typeConference Paper/Proceeding/Abstract
pubs.conference-name1th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications
pubs.conference-start-date2016-06-16
cam.orpheus.successThu Nov 05 11:57:22 GMT 2020 - The item has an open VoR version.
pubs.conference-finish-date2016-06-16
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2100-01-01


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