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Language Complexity and Readability

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.

Abstract:

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

The second edition of Festival delle Lingue (Festival of Languages) will take place in Rovereto on March 9-11 2017. The Festival is an opportunity to meet and exchange between teachers, students, families, experts and trainers.
In this context Sara Tonelli will present the following seminar: "Analisi automatica della complessità di testi per la scuola" (Automatic analysis of language complexity in school texts).

The proceedings of Third Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics (CLiC–it 2016) & Fifth Evaluation Campaign of Natural Language Processing and Speech Tools for Italian (EVALITA 2016) are available online.

Our papers are available on the CEUR Workshop Proceedings platform in an open access form:

Sara Tonelli is part of the Scientific Committee of the workshop "Grammar and lexicon: interactions and interfaces (GRAMM&LEX)", co-located with COLING 2016.

The SIMPATICO project (SIMplifying the interaction with Public Administration Through Information technology for Citizens and Companies) is a Horizon2020 research and innovation action (RIA) whose goal is to improve the experience of citizens and companies in their daily interactions with the public administration by providing a personalized delivery of e-services based on advanced cognitive system technologies.

The first meeting of the SIMPATICO H2020 European project will be held at the University of Sheffiled from June 7th to June 8th 2016.

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