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An Approach to Treat Numerical Information in the Text Simplification Process

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Gervás Gómez-Navarro, Pablo and Hervás Ballesteros, Raquel and Bautista Blasco, Susana and Rojo, Javier (2015) An Approach to Treat Numerical Information in the Text Simplification Process. Universal Access in the Information Society . p. 18. ISSN 1615-5289

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Abstract

Public information services and documents should be accessible to the widest possible readership. In particular, information from these sources often takes the form of numerical expressions, which pose comprehension problems for many people, including people with disabilities, who are often also exposed to poverty, illiteracy, or lack of access to advanced technology. This paper presents an approach to treat numerical information in the text simplification process to make it more accessible. A generic model for automatic text simplification systems is presented, aimed at making documents more accessible to readers with cognitive disabilities. The proposed approach is validated with a real system to simplify numerical expressions in Spanish. This system is then evaluated and the results show that it is appropriate for the task at hand.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Accessibility, Numerical information, Adaptation and text simplification
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science > Artificial intelligence
Sciences > Computer science > Software
ID Code:37002
Deposited On:11 Apr 2016 16:44
Last Modified:06 Sep 2016 23:01

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