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Language Complexity and Readability

Sara Tonelli is the local organizer of the 3rd International Workshop on Evidence Based and User centred Technology Enhanced Learning (ebuTel'13), co-located with CHItaly2013. In the workshop, the main achievements of the Terence European project will be presented to the public. 

The paper "A Natural Language Account for Argumentation Schemes" by Elena Cabrio, Sara Tonelli and Serena Villata has been accepted at the 13th Conference of the Italian Association of Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA 2013), Turin, Italy.

The complexity of texts is a multi-faceted phenomenon that affects the readability of documents but also contributes to characterizing the style of a writer / speaker. Furthermore, also a 'subjective' component is involved in language complexity, since a document which is understandable by certain readers may be obscure for others. With this respect, the complexity of texts is intertwined with the problem of language use and evolution, and can be investigated also from a diachronical perspective.

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