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Method and System for Automatic Generation of Adapted Content to Facilitate Reading Skill Development for Language Learners

Author(s):
Burstein, Jill; Sabatini, John P.; Shore, Jane R.; Ventura, Matthew
Patent Issued:
Aug 07, 2012
Patent Number:
8,239,762
Source:
ETS Patent
Document Type:
Patent
Family ID:
38575735
Subject/Key Words:
Patent, Active Patent, Automated Text Adaptation Tool, Language Learning, Reading Skills

Abstract

Systems and methods are provided for adapting a text, for example, for generating a text appropriate for the proficiency level of a language learner, are described. An original text is received and at least one portion of the original text to adapt is identified, where the adapted text will facilitate reader comprehension. An adaptation to be applied to the at least one portion of the original text is determined. The at least one portion of the original text is analyzed based on the adaptation, the adaptation is applied to the at least one portion of the original text, and the adapted text is provided.

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