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An eye-tracking study on synonym replacement
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
En ögonrörelsestudie på synonymutbyte (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

As the amount of information increase, the need for automatic textsimplication also increase. There are some strategies for doing thatand this thesis has studied two basic synonym replacement strategies.The rst one is called word length and is about always choosinga shorter synonym if it is possible. The second one is called wordfrequency and is about always choosing a more frequent synonym if itis possible. Three dierent versions of them were tried. The rst onewas about just choosing the shortest or most frequent synonym. Thesecond was about only choosing a synonym if it was extremely shorteror more frequent. The last was about only choosing a synonym if itmet the requirements for being replaced and was on synonym level 5.Statistical analysis of the data revealed no signicant dierence. Butsmall trends showed that always choosing a more frequent synonymthat is of level 5 seemed to make the text a bit easier.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 66 p.
Keyword [en]
Synonym replacement, word lenght, word frequency, eye tracking
National Category
Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-119380ISRN: LIU-IDA/KOGVET-G--15/005--SEOAI: diva2:821844
Subject / course
Cognitive science
Available from: 2015-06-18 Created: 2015-06-15 Last updated: 2015-06-18Bibliographically approved

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