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MUSST: A Multilingual Syntactic Simplification Tool

Carolina Scarton; Lucia Specia; Alessio Palmero Aprosio; Sara Tonelli; Tamara Martín Wanton

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.1042492", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "MUSST: A Multilingual Syntactic Simplification Tool", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>We describe MUSST, a multilingual syntactic simplification tool. The tool supports sentence simplifications for English, Italian and Spanish, and can be easily extended to other languages. Our implementation includes a set of general-purpose simplification rules, as well as a sentence selection module (to select sentences to be simplified) and a confidence model (to select only promising simplifications). The tool was implemented in the context of the European project SIMPATICO on text simplification for Public Administration (PA) texts.&nbsp;Our evaluation on sentences in the PA domain shows that we obtain correct simplifications for &nbsp;76% of the simplified cases in English, 71% of the cases in Spanish. For Italian, the results are lower (38%) but the tool is still under development.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Carolina Scarton"
      "family": "Lucia Specia"
      "family": "Alessio Palmero Aprosio"
      "family": "Sara Tonelli"
      "family": "Tamara Mart\u00edn Wanton"
  "type": "paper-conference", 
  "id": "1042492"
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