Multiword expressions (MWEs) were shown to be useful in a number of NLP tasks. However, research on the use of MWEs in lexical complexity assessment and simplification is still an under-explored area. In this paper, we propose a text complexity assessment system for English, which incorporates MWE identification. We show that detecting MWEs using state-of-the-art systems improves predicting complexity on an established lexical complexity dataset.
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2020|
|Event||READI2020: 1st Workshop on Tools and Resources to Empower People with REAding DIfficulties - Virtual, Marseille, France|
Duration: 16 May 2020 → 16 May 2020
|Period||16/05/20 → 16/05/20|