Classic Children's Literature - Difficult to Read?


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Trieschnigg, Dolf and Hauff, Claudia (2011) Classic Children's Literature - Difficult to Read? In: 33rd European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2011, 18-21 April 2011, Dublin, Ireland (pp. pp. 691-694).

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Abstract:Classic children’s literature such as Alice in Wonderland is nowadays freely available thanks to initiatives such as Project Gutenberg. Due to diverging vocabularies and style, these texts are often not readily understandable to children in the present day. Our goal is to make such texts more accessible by aiding children in the reading process, in particular by automatically identifying the terms that result in low readability. As a first step, in this poster we report on a preliminary user study that investigates the extent of the vocabulary problem. We also propose and evaluate a basic approach to detect such difficult terminology.
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20161-5_72
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