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Analyzing sentence alignment for automatic simplification of German texts


Spring, Nicolas; Kostrzewa, Marek; Fröhlich, David; Rios, Annette; Pfütze, Dominik; Battisti, Alessia; Ebling, Sarah (2023). Analyzing sentence alignment for automatic simplification of German texts. In: Deilen, Silvana; Hansen-Schirra, Silvia; Hernández Garrido, Sergio; Christiane, Maaß; Tardel, Anke. Emerging Fields in Easy Language and Accessible Communication Research. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 339-369.

Abstract

Simplified language is a variety of standard language characterized by reduced lexical and syntactic complexity, the addition of explanations for difficult concepts, and a clearly structured layout. It is used to enhance comprehensibility for the readers, allowing them to understand information or concepts more clearly. Among the target groups of simplified language are people with cognitive impairment and autism spectrum disorder, prelingually deaf and functionally illiterate persons, and sometimes also foreign language learners and children (Bredel & Maaß, 2016, p. 140–142). Simplified German has received increasing attention in research due to a number of movements in society and politics, as well as legal developments in German-speaking countries.

Abstract

Simplified language is a variety of standard language characterized by reduced lexical and syntactic complexity, the addition of explanations for difficult concepts, and a clearly structured layout. It is used to enhance comprehensibility for the readers, allowing them to understand information or concepts more clearly. Among the target groups of simplified language are people with cognitive impairment and autism spectrum disorder, prelingually deaf and functionally illiterate persons, and sometimes also foreign language learners and children (Bredel & Maaß, 2016, p. 140–142). Simplified German has received increasing attention in research due to a number of movements in society and politics, as well as legal developments in German-speaking countries.

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Item Type:Book Section, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Computational Linguistics
06 Faculty of Arts > Zurich Center for Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Date:2023
Deposited On:29 Jun 2023 10:09
Last Modified:03 Jan 2024 15:00
Publisher:Frank & Timme
Series Name:Easy - Plain - Accessible
Number:14
ISSN:2699-1683
ISBN:9783732909223
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.57088/978-3-7329-9026-9_13
Other Identification Number:eBook ISBN: 978-3-7329-9026-9