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Assessing the Readability of Vietnamese Texts Through Comparison (Extended Abstract)

  • An-Vinh Luong
  • Phuoc TranEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11917)

Abstract

Text readability is a measure of how easy/difficult a text is to read. Studies on readability have been noticed for a long time in English and other popular languages. In Vietnamese, studies on the text readability are still quite limited, mainly because of the lack of corpora with capacity large enough to carry out the examination. In this paper, we present a method for assessing the readability of Vietnamese texts that does not need too much cost to develop a training corpus, based on comparing the correlation difficulty between texts but still achieving positive results.

Keywords

Text readability Text comparison Vietnamese language 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Science, VNU-HCMHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  2. 2.NPL-KD Lab, Faculty of Information TechnologyTon Duc Thang UniversityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam

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