PaCCSS-IT (Parallel Corpus of Complex-Simple Sentences for ITalian)

PaCCSS-IT is a corpus of Complex-Simple Aligned Sentences for ITalian of about 63,000 pairs of sentences extracted from the ItWaC corpus, the largest copy-right free corpus of contemporary Italian web texts. To build the resource we developed a new approach for automatically acquiring large corpora of paired sentences able to intercept structural transformations (such as deletion, reordering, etc.) and particularly suitable for text simplification.


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Brunato D., Cimino A., Dell’Orletta F., Venturi G. (2016) “PaCCSS–IT: A Parallel Corpus of Complex-Simple Sentences for Automatic Text Simplification“. In Proceedings of Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2016), 1-5 November, Austin, Texas, USA, pp. 351-361.

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