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Title SimPA: A Sentence-Level Simplification Corpus for the Public Administration Domain
Authors Carolina Scarton, Gustavo Paetzold and Lucia Specia
Abstract We present a sentence-level simplification corpus with content from the Public Administration (PA) domain. The corpus contains 1,100 original sentences with manual simplifications collected through a two-stage process. Firstly, annotators were asked to simplify only words and phrases (lexical simplification). Each sentence was simplified by three annotators. Secondly, one lexically simplified version of each original sentence was further simplified at the syntactic level. In its current version there are 3,300 lexically simplified sentences plus 1,100 syntactically simplified sentences. The corpus will be used for evaluation of text simplification approaches in the scope of the EU H2020 SIMPATICO project - which focuses on accessibility of e-services in the PA domain - and beyond. The main advantage of this corpus is that lexical and syntactic simplifications can be analysed and used in isolation. The lexically simplified corpus is also multi-reference (three different simplifications per original sentence). This is an ongoing effort and our final aim is to collect manual simplifications for the entire set of original sentences, with over 10K sentences.
Topics Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.), Other
Full paper SimPA: A Sentence-Level Simplification Corpus for the Public Administration Domain
Bibtex @InProceedings{SCARTON18.542,
  author = {Carolina Scarton and Gustavo Paetzold and Lucia Specia},
  title = "{SimPA: A Sentence-Level Simplification Corpus for the Public Administration Domain}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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