Automatic Text Simplification

Methods and Applications in the Multilingual Society

-- Programme --

9:15 - 9:30
Welcome and opening
9:30 - 10:30
Invited speaker

The state of automatic text simplification: Successes and challenges
Advaith Siddharthan
10:30 - 11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30
Text simplification and computational linguistics

The Fewer, the Better? A Contrastive Study about Ways to Simplify
Ruslan Mitkov and Sanja Štajner

Relative clause extraction for syntactic simplification
Iustin Dornescu, Richard Evans, Constantin Orasan

Exploring the effects of Sentence Simplification on Hindi to English Machine Translation System
Kshitij Mishra, Ankush Soni, Rahul Sharma, Dipti Sharma
12:30 - 14:00Lunch break
14:00 - 15:00
Text Simplification for different user groups (I)

Assessing Conformance of Manually Simplified Corpora with User Requirements: the Case of Autistic Readers
Sanja Štajner, Richard Evans, Iustin Dornescu

Automatic Text Simplification For Handling Intellectual Property (The Case of Multiple Patent Claims)
Svetlana Sheremetyeva

15:00 - 15:30Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30
Text Simplification for different user groups (II)

Making Biographical Data in Wikipedia Readable: A Pattern-based Multilingual Approach
Itziar Gonzalez-Dios, María Jesús Aranzabe, Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza

Making historical texts accessible to everybody
Cristina Vertan and Walther von Hahn

16:30 - 17:30
Round table
The proceedings of the workshop are available on the ACL Anthology