Automatic assessment of easiness of Japanese for writing aid of "Easy Japanese"

Meng Zhang, Akinori Ito, Kazuyuki Sato

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Abstract

In this paper, we developed a method to assess easiness of a Japanese sentence for a non-native speaker of Japanese. This method is intended to be used as a writing aid of Easy Japanese (EJ), which is used as a language to convey information to foreigners in Japan under emergency condition such as earthquake. We examined six features (number of words, nouns, verbs, phrases, and loanwords in the sentence, and the average grade of words in the sentence) as features, and used linear regression model to combine the features. As a result of evaluation experiment, we obtained correlation coefficient of 0.55 between the predicted scores and the easiness scores given by human subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICALIP 2012 - 2012 International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing, Proceedings
Pages303-307
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 3rd IEEE/IET International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing, ICALIP 2012 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2012 Jul 162012 Jul 18

Publication series

NameICALIP 2012 - 2012 International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing, Proceedings

Other

Other2012 3rd IEEE/IET International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing, ICALIP 2012
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period12/7/1612/7/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Zhang, M., Ito, A., & Sato, K. (2012). Automatic assessment of easiness of Japanese for writing aid of "Easy Japanese". In ICALIP 2012 - 2012 International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing, Proceedings (pp. 303-307). [6376630] (ICALIP 2012 - 2012 International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing, Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALIP.2012.6376630