Taking text simplification to the user: integrating automated modules into a web browser

TitleTaking text simplification to the user: integrating automated modules into a web browser
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBautista, S, Hervás, R, Gervás, P, Bagó, A, García-Ortiz, J
Conference NameThe 8th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enchancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion (DSAI 2018)
Date Published06/2018
Abstract

There are a lot of people who experience reading or writing problems. To address this challenge, there are different possible approaches can be followed: to provide technologies to ease the task of human volunteers faced with the challenge of rewriting existing texts so that poor literacy readers can read them, or to provide technologies to help poor literacy readers deal with the challenge of understanding texts that are originally beyond their reach. Following the last approach, the present paper describes the development of elementary modules useful for simplification processes and the integration of these modules into text processing applications. The text processing applications are considered into a web browser, where simplification modules are accessed as web services.