UMMS Affiliation

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Publication Date

2016-03-05

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Disciplines

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Cognitive Neuroscience | Graphics and Human Computer Interfaces

Abstract

Text simplification (TS) is the technique of reducing the lexical, syntactical complexity of text. Existing automatic TS systems can simplify text only by lexical simplification or by manually defined rules. Neural Machine Translation (NMT) is a recently proposed approach for Machine Translation (MT) that is receiving a lot of research interest. In this paper, we regard original English and simplified English as two languages, and apply a NMT model–Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) encoder-decoder on TS to make the neural network to learn text simplification rules by itself. Then we discuss challenges and strategies about how to apply a NMT model to the task of text simplification.

Keywords

Text Simplification, Recurrent Neural Network, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation

Rights and Permissions

Copyright 2016, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (www.aaai.org). All rights reserved. Publisher PDF posted as allowed by the publisher’s author copyright policy at https://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/AAAI/AAAI16/rt/metadata/11944/0.

Source

Wang, T., Chen, P., Rochford, J., & Qiang, J. (2016). Text simplification using Neural Machine Translation. In AAAI’16 Proceedings of the Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (pp. 4270–7271). Link to publisher website

Journal/Book/Conference Title

AAAI’16 Proceedings of the Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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