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Shu-Yen Lin
National Taiwan Normal University
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#1Shu-Yen Lin (NTNU: National Taiwan Normal University)H-Index: 1
#2Hsueh-Chih Chen (NTNU: National Taiwan Normal University)H-Index: 9
Last.Yao-Ting Sung (NTNU: National Taiwan Normal University)H-Index: 29
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The application of word associations has become increasingly widespread. However, the association norms produced by traditional free association tests tend not to exceed 10,000 stimulus words, making the number of associated words too small to be representative of the overall language. In this study we used text corpora totaling over 400 million Chinese words, along with a multitude of association measures, to automatically construct a Chinese Lexical Association Database (CLAD) comprising the l...
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#2Cheng-chao SuH-Index: 1
Last.Shu-Kai HsiehH-Index: 9
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Although some traditional readability formulas have shown high predictive validity in the r=0.8 range and above (Chall & Dale, 1995), they are generally not based on genuine linguistic processing factors, but on statistical correlations (Crossley et al., 2008). Improvement of readability assessment should focus on finding variables that truly represent the comprehensibility of text as well as the indices that accurately measure the correlations. In this study, we explore the hierarchical relatio...
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Jan 1, 2008 in COLING (International Conference on Computational Linguistics)
#1Shu-Yen Lin (NTNU: National Taiwan Normal University)H-Index: 1
#2Cheng-chao SuH-Index: 1
Last.Shu-Kai HsiehH-Index: 9
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Current readability formulae have often been criticized for being unstable or not valid. They are mostly computed in regression analysis based on intuitively-chosen variables and graded readings. This study explores the relation between text readability and the conceptual categories proposed in Prototype Theory. These categories form a hierarchy: Basic level words like guitar represent the objects humans interact with most readily. They are acquired by children earlier than their superordinate w...
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