Incorporating Multiword Expressions in Phrase Complexity Estimation

Sian Gooding, Shiva Taslimipoor, Ekaterina Kochmar

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages14
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020
EventREADI2020: 1st Workshop on Tools and Resources to Empower People with REAding DIfficulties - Virtual, Marseille, France
Duration: 16 May 202016 May 2020

Workshop

WorkshopREADI2020
Abbreviated titleREADI2020
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period16/05/2016/05/20

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