ReaderBench, an Environment for Analyzing Text Complexity and Reading Strategies

  • Mihai Dascalu
  • Philippe Dessus
  • Ştefan Trausan-Matu
  • Maryse Bianco
  • Aurélie Nardy
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7926)


ReaderBench is a multi-purpose, multi-lingual and flexible environment that enables the assessment of a wide range of learners’ productions and their manipulation by the teacher. ReaderBench allows the assessment of three main textual features: cohesion-based assessment, reading strategies identification and textual complexity evaluation, which have been subject to empirical validations. ReaderBench covers a complete cycle, from the initial complexity assessment of reading materials, the assignment of texts to learners, the capture of metacognitions reflected in one’s textual verbalizations and comprehension evaluation, therefore fostering learner’s self-regulation process.


Text Cohesion Reading Strategies Textual Complexity Latent Semantic Analysis Latent Dirichlet Allocation Support Vector Machines 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihai Dascalu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Philippe Dessus
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ştefan Trausan-Matu
    • 1
  • Maryse Bianco
    • 2
  • Aurélie Nardy
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentPolitehnica University of BucharestRomania
  2. 2.LSEUniv. Grenoble AlpesFrance
  3. 3.LIG-MeTAHUniv. Grenoble AlpesFrance

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