Unsupervised Sentence Simplification using Deep Semantics. INLG 2016.

Date : September 2016

Shashi Narayan and Claire Gardent. Unsupervised Sentence Simplification using Deep Semantics. INLG 2016, The 9th International Natural Language Generation conference., Edinburgh, Scotland, September 5-8, 2016.

Abstract : We present a novel approach to sentence simplification which departs from previous work in two main ways. First, it requires neither hand written rules nor a training corpus of aligned standard and simplified sentences. Second, sentence splitting operates on deep semantic structure. We show (i) that the unsupervised framework we propose is competitive with four state-of-the-art supervised systems and (ii) that our semantic based approach allows for a principled and effective handling of sentence splitting.

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