OneStopEnglish corpus: A new corpus for automatic readability assessment and text simplification

Sowmya Vajjala, Iowa State University
Ivana Lucic, Iowa State University

This proceeding is published as Vajjala, Sowmya, and Ivana Lucic. "OneStopEnglish corpus: A new corpus for automatic readability assessment and text simplification." In Proceedings of the Thirteenth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (2018): 297-304.

Abstract

This paper describes the collection and compilation of the OneStopEnglish corpus of texts written at three reading levels, and demonstrates its usefulness for through two applications - automatic readability assessment and automatic text simplification. The corpus consists of 189 texts, each in three versions (567 in total). The corpus is now freely available under a CC by-SA 4.0 license1 and we hope that it would foster further research on the topics of readability assessment and text simplification.