Diverse Linguistic Features for Assessing Reading Difficulty of Educational Filipino Texts

07/31/2021
by   Joseph Marvin Imperial, et al.
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In order to ensure quality and effective learning, fluency, and comprehension, the proper identification of the difficulty levels of reading materials should be observed. In this paper, we describe the development of automatic machine learning-based readability assessment models for educational Filipino texts using the most diverse set of linguistic features for the language. Results show that using a Random Forest model obtained a high performance of 62.7 combination of feature sets consisting of traditional and syllable pattern-based predictors.

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