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Language Complexity and Readability

Alessio Palmero Aprosio will give a talk at the Department of Informatics of University of Genova with the title "The TINT platform for Italian natural language processing: functionalities for text profiling and automatic simplification". 

The paper "Neural Text Simplification in Low-Resource Conditions using Weak Supervision" authored by Alessio Palmero Aprosio, Sara Tonelli, Marco Turchi, Matteo Negri and

At the end of February we will present the activities carried out within the SIMPATICO project at the final review meeting in Bruxelles. FBK is the coordinating partner, and will present the work done together with the other consortium partners: Engineering Group, Business Engineering, Comune di Trento, Universidad de Deusto, HiIberia, Xunta de Galicia, University of Sheffield, Sparta Digital and Sheffield City Council.

Four papers have been accepted at CLiC-it 2018, the Fifth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics that will be held in Turin on 10-12 December, 2018.

Speaker: Federico Nanni, University of Mannheim

TitleTopic-based and Cross-lingual Scaling of Political Text

Sara Tonelli will be one of the speakers of the training course for journalists: "Children's rights versus the right to inform: linguistics tools and deontological rules". She will give a talk about computatonal linguistics and the use of NLP tools to analyse media discourse on children.

The training course will be held in Milan on November, 20th. 

The demo paper "MUSST: A Multilingual Syntactic Simplification Tool" authored by Carolina Scarton, Alessio Palmero Aprosio, Sara Tonelli, Tamara Martín Wanton and Lucia Specia has been accepted at the 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017) to be held in Taipei, Taiwan.


Two papers have been accepted for presentation at the Fourth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics, to be held in Rome, December 11-13 2017.

Sara Tonelli will present the activities on text simplification in the public administration domain of the SIMPATICO project at the SIMPLICITAS workshop, co-located with the Conference of the Italian Association of Linguistics