D3.1: Structural complexity processor

Project Reference

287607

Project Acronym

FIRST

Project Full Title

A Flexible Interactive Reading Support Tool

Distribution Level

Public

Contractual Date of Delivery

31 March 2014

Actual Date of Delivery

31 May 2014

Document Number

FIRST_D3.1_20140531

Status & Version

Final v.1.0

Number of Pages

47

WP Contributing to the Deliverable

WP3 – Processing Structural Complexity

WP Task responsible

Richard Evans

Authors

Richard Evans, Iustin Dornescu

Other Contributors

Elena Lloret, Paloma Moreda

Reviewer

Constantin Orăsan

EC Project Officer

Krister Olson

Keywords:

Syntactic simplification

Abstract:

This deliverable provides a summary of the RTD activities completed during the course of the project to develop novel LT processing structural complexity with a view to improving the accessibility of input documents for readers with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). The deliverable describes LT developed for deployment in a semi-automatic multilingual (Bulgarian, English, and Spanish) service to convert texts into a more accessible form. The LT includes components to convert sentences containing coordinated clauses into a more accessible form, to convert sentences containing the clausal post-modification of nouns into a more accessible form, and to detect and report the occurrence of structural obstacles to reading comprehension in input texts. The deliverable also describes quantitative evaluation of the LT services.