Paper accepted at ACL 2017

Our collaboration with Sanja Štajner on neural text simplification got accepted at ACL 2017. See you in Vancouver!

  • Sergiu Nisioi, Sanja Štajner, Simone Paolo Ponzetto and Liviu P. Dinu:, Exploring Neural Text Simplification Models

Abstract: We present the first attempt at using sequence to sequence neural networks to model text simplification (TS). Unlike the previously proposed automated TS systems, our neural text simplification (NTS) systems are able to simultaneously perform lexical simplification and content reduction. An extensive human evaluation of the output has shown that NTS systems achieve almost perfect grammaticality and meaning preservation of output sentences and higher level of simplification than the state-of-the-art automated TS systems.