Simplifying Words in Context. Experiments with two Lexical Resources in Spanish

  • Authors
  • Saggion H, Bott S, Rello L
  • UPF authors
  • SAGGION, HORACIO; BOTT ., STEFAN MARKUS; RELLO, LUZ;
  • Type
  • Scholarly articles
  • Journal títle
  • amp; Language
  • Publication year
  • 2016
  • Volume
  • 35
  • Pages
  • 200-218
  • ISSN
  • 0885-2308
  • Publication State
  • Published
  • Abstract
  • In this paper we study the effect of different lexical resources for selecting synonyms and strategies for word sense disambiguation in a lexical simplification system for the Spanish language. The resources used for the experiments are the Spanish EuroWordNet, the Spanish Open Thesaurus and a combination of both. As for the synonym selection strategies, we have used both local and global contexts for word sense disambiguation. We present a novel evaluation framework in lexical simplification that takes into account the level of ambiguity of the word to be simplified. The evaluation compares various instances of the lexical simplification system, a gold standard, and a baseline. The paper presents an in-depth qualitative error analysis of the results.
  • Complete citation
  • Saggion H, Bott S, Rello L. Simplifying Words in Context. Experiments with two Lexical Resources in Spanish. Computer Speech & Language 2016; 35( ): 200-218.
Bibliometric indicators
  • 6 times cited Scopus
  • 3 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 0.475 (2016)