READ–IT represents the first advanced readability assessment tool for what concerns Italian, which combines traditional raw text features with lexical, morpho-syntactic and syntactic information.
In READ–IT readability assessment is carried out with respect to both documents and sentences where the latter represents an important novelty of the proposed approach creating the prerequisites for aligning the readability assessment step with the text simplification process.

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Dell’Orletta F., Montemagni S., Venturi G. “READ-IT: assessing readability of Italian texts with a view to text simplification“. In: SLPAT ’11 – SLPAT ’11 Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (Edimburgo, UK, 30 Luglio 2011). Proceedings, pp. 73 – 83. Association for Computational Linguistics Stroudsburg, PA, USA, 2011.

(Please cite the paper above if you make use of READ-IT in your research)