CLCM - A linguistic resource for effective simplification of instructions in the crisis management domain and its evaluations

Irina Temnikova, Constantin Orasan, Ruslan Mitkov

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Abstract

Due to the increasing number of emergency situations which can have substantial consequences, both financially and fatally, the Crisis Management (CM) domain is developing at an exponential speed. The efficient management of emergency situations relies on clear communication between all of the participants in a crisis situation. For these reasons the Text Complexity (TC) of the CM domain needed to be investigated and showed that CM domain texts exhibit high TC levels. This article presents a new linguistic resource in the form of Controlled Language (CL) guidelines for manual text simplification in the CM domain which aims to address high TC in the CM domain and produce clear messages to be used in crisis situations. The effectiveness of the resource has been tested via evaluation from several different perspectives important for the domain. The overall results show that the CLCM simplification has a positive impact on TC, reading comprehension, manual translation and machine translation. Additionally, an investigation of the cognitive difficulty in applying manual simplification operations led to interesting discoveries. This article provides details of the evaluation methods, the conducted experiments, their results and indications about future work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2012
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages3007-3014
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9782951740877
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2012 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 21 May 201227 May 2012

Other

Other8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2012
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period21/5/1227/5/12

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Keywords

  • Controlled languages
  • Text simplification
  • Text simplification evaluation methodologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Temnikova, I., Orasan, C., & Mitkov, R. (2012). CLCM - A linguistic resource for effective simplification of instructions in the crisis management domain and its evaluations. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2012 (pp. 3007-3014). European Language Resources Association (ELRA).

CLCM - A linguistic resource for effective simplification of instructions in the crisis management domain and its evaluations. / Temnikova, Irina; Orasan, Constantin; Mitkov, Ruslan.

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2012. European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2012. p. 3007-3014.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Temnikova, I, Orasan, C & Mitkov, R 2012, CLCM - A linguistic resource for effective simplification of instructions in the crisis management domain and its evaluations. in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2012. European Language Resources Association (ELRA), pp. 3007-3014, 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, 21/5/12.
Temnikova I, Orasan C, Mitkov R. CLCM - A linguistic resource for effective simplification of instructions in the crisis management domain and its evaluations. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2012. European Language Resources Association (ELRA). 2012. p. 3007-3014
Temnikova, Irina ; Orasan, Constantin ; Mitkov, Ruslan. / CLCM - A linguistic resource for effective simplification of instructions in the crisis management domain and its evaluations. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2012. European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2012. pp. 3007-3014
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