In this talk by David Kauchak, associate professor of computer science, he will discuss how information can now be found on almost any topic ranging from news to do-it-yourself guides to health-related articles. Unfortunately for readers, the complexity and readability of these texts can vary widely. Even if the concepts of an article are accessible, the language and structure of the text can prohibit a person from understanding these concepts. Text simplification techniques are aimed at reducing the reading and grammatical complexity of text while retaining the meaning and are one approach to increasing information accessibility. Motivated by both corpus analyses and human experiments, he will introduce a number of recent text simplification techniques and show their impact in a range of domains.
This lecture is part of the Pomona College Fall Faculty Lecture series.
- Pomona College
- Frank Blue Room, Frank Dining Hall
- 260 E. Bonita Avenue