CHAPTER 7

Applications of Automatic Text Simplification

Over the past decade, automatic text simplification has been seen as an essential tool for improving the inclusion of people with special needs or to promote social inclusion. It has also continued to be seen as a natural language processing tool which can be used as a pre-processing step to help other natural language tasks. The chapter first presents an overview of approaches for specific target populations (not covered in Chapter 6) to then describe the use of text simplification technology to facilitate some tasks such as parsing, information extraction, or text summarization.

7.1  SIMPLIFICATION FOR SPECIFIC TARGET POPULATIONS

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