Classic Children’s Literature - Difficult to Read?
- Dolf TrieschniggAffiliated withDB group, University of Twente
- , Claudia HauffAffiliated withHMI group, University of Twente
Classic children’s literature such as is nowadays freely available thanks to initiatives such as Project Gutenberg. Due to diverging vocabularies and style, these texts are often not readily understandable to children in the present day. Our goal is to make such texts more accessible by aiding children in the reading process, in particular by automatically identifying the terms that result in low readability. As a first step, in this poster we report on a preliminary user study that investigates the extent of the vocabulary problem. We also propose and evaluate a basic approach to detect such difficult terminology.
- Classic Children’s Literature - Difficult to Read?
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- Advances in Information Retrieval
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- 33rd European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2011, Dublin, Ireland, April 18-21, 2011. Proceedings
- pp 691-694
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- Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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- Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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- 16. Information School, University of Sheffield
- 17. CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, School of Computing, Dublin City University
- 18. Centre for Next Generation Localisation, School of Computing, Dublin City University
- 19. TNO Human Factors
- 20. Yahoo! Research
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- 21. DB group, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
- 22. HMI group, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
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