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Title: I see what you mean
Other Titles: Assessing readability for specific target groups
Authors: Heimann Mühlenbock, Katarina
Issue Date: 3-Apr-2013
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Swedish ; Institutionen för svenska språket
Date of Defence: 2013-04-26
Disputation: Fredagen den 26 april 2013, kl. 10.15, Stora hörsalen, Humanisten
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Data Linguistica
Keywords: readability
text complexity
computational linguistics
language resources
language technology
linguistic features
corpus linguistics
text classification
quantitative methods
natural language processing
multilevel text analysis
Abstract: This thesis aims to identify linguistic factors that affect readability and text comprehension, viewed as a function of text complexity. Features at various linguistic levels suggested in existing literature are evaluated, including the Swedish readability formula LIX. Natural language processing methods and resources are employed to investigate characteristics that go beyond traditional superficial measures. A comparable corpus of eay-to-read and ordinary texts from three genres is investigated... more
ISBN: 978-91-87850-50-9
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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