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Towards Sentence-level Text Readability Assessment for French


In this paper, we report on some experiments aimed at exploring the relation between document-level and sentence-level readability assessment for French. These were run on an open-source tailored corpus, which was automatically created by aggregating various sources from children's literature. On top of providing the research community with a freely available corpus, we report on sentence readability scores obtained when applying both classical approaches (aka readability formulas) and state-of-the-art deep learning techniques (e.g. fine-tuning of large language models). Results show a relatively strong correlation between document-level and sentence-level readability, suggesting ways to reduce the cost of building annotated sentence-level readability datasets.
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hal-04192063 , version 1 (31-08-2023)




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Duy Van Ngo, Yannick Parmentier. Towards Sentence-level Text Readability Assessment for French. Second Workshop on Text Simplification, Accessibility and Readability (TSAR@RANLP2023), Sep 2023, Varna, Bulgaria. ⟨hal-04192063⟩
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