Single-Sentence Readability Prediction in Russian
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In an effort to make reading more accessible, an automated readability formula can help students to retrieve appropriate material for their language level. This study attempts to discover and analyze a set of possible features that can be used for single-sentence readability prediction in Russian. We test the influence of syntactic features on predictability of structural complexity. The readability of sentences from SynTagRus corpus was marked up manually and used for evaluation.
KeywordsNatural language processing Text readability prediction Single-sentence readability Syntactic links
This study comprises research findings from the «Adaptation of texts from the Russian National Corpus» for the electronic textbook «Russian language as a foreign one» carried out within The National Research University Higher School of Economics’ Academic Fund Program in 2013, grant No 13-05-0031.
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