Skip to content

nehasrikn/elaborative-simplification

Folders and files

NameName
Last commit message
Last commit date

Latest commit

 

History

14 Commits
 
 
 
 
 
 

Repository files navigation

Elaborative Simplification: Content Addition and Explanation Generation in Text Simplification

This repository contains resources for our Findings of ACL 2021 paper, Elaborative Simplification: Content Addition and Explanation Generation in Text Simplification.

@inproceedings{srikanth-li-2021-elaborative,
  author={Srikanth, Neha and Li, Junyi Jessy},
  title={{Elaborative Simplification: Content Addition and Explanation Generation in Text Simplification}},
  booktitle={Findings of ACL},
  year={2021},
}

Abstract

Much of modern day text simplification research focuses on sentence-level simplification, transforming original, more complex sentences to simplified versions. However, adding content can often be useful when difficult concepts and reasoning need to be explained. In this work, we present the first data-driven study of content addition in text simplification, which we call elaborative simplification. We introduce a new annotated dataset of 1.3K instances of elaborative simplification in the Newsela corpus, and analyze how entities, ideas, and concepts are elaborated through the lens of contextual specificity. We establish baselines for elaboration generation using large scale pre-trained language models, and demonstrate that considering contextual specificity during generation can improve performance. Our results illustrate the complexities of elaborative simplification, suggesting many interesting directions for future work.

About

Resources for our Findings of ACL 2021 paper on Elaborative Simplification

Resources

Stars

Watchers

Forks

Releases

No releases published

Packages

No packages published

Languages