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Trieschnigg, R.B. and Hauff, C. (2011) Classic Children's Literature - Difficult to Read? In: Advances in Information Retrieval - 33rd European Conference on IR Research (ECIR 2011), 18-21 Apr 2011, Dublin, Ireland. pp. 691-694. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6611. Springer Verlag. ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-642-20160-8

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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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Extended Abstract, Poster)
Research Group:EWI-DB: Databases
Research Program:CTIT-NICE: Natural Interaction in Computer-mediated Environments
Research Project:DIRKA: Distributed Information Retrieval by means of Keyword Auctions
ID Code:21475
Deposited On:01 February 2012
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