SimpleScience: Lexical simplification of scientific terminology

Yea Seul Kim, Jessica Ruth Hullman, Matthew Burgess, Eytan Adar

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

Lexical simplification of scientific terms represents a unique challenge due to the lack of a standard parallel corpora and fast rate at which vocabulary shift along with research. We introduce SimpleScience, a lexical simplification approach for scientific terminology. We use word embeddings to extract simplification rules from a parallel corpora containing scientific publications and Wikipedia. To evaluate our system we construct SimpleSciGold, a novel gold standard set for science-related simplifications. We find that our approach outperforms prior context-aware approaches at generating simplifications for scientific terms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEMNLP 2016 - Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages1066-1071
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781945626258
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, EMNLP 2016 - Austin, United States
Duration: Nov 1 2016Nov 5 2016

Publication series

NameEMNLP 2016 - Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, EMNLP 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin
Period11/1/1611/5/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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