[Corpora-List] CTTS-2021 / Text Simplification Workshop / Call for Participation

Horacio Saggion horacio.saggion at upf.edu
Wed Sep 15 23:11:46 CEST 2021

Current Trends in Text Simplification (CTTS-2021) Workshop

Call for Participation

21st September 2021 (an on-line event)

In conjunction with the 37th edition of the annual Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing (SEPLN).

Workshop URL: http://www.taln.upf.edu/pages/cttsr2021-ws/

Registration which gives access to the full SEPLN conference:


The workshop aims at bringing together researchers, developers and industries of assistive technologies, public organizations representatives, and other parties interested in the problem of making information more accessible to all citizens. We will discuss recent trends and developments in the area of automatic text simplification, automatic readability assessment, language resources and evaluation for text simplification, etc.

The workshop will consist of 6 long paper presentations, two invited key notes, and a round table.

Detailed Program (CEST - Madrid)

12:00 - 12:15 Welcome & Introduction: Horacio Saggion

12:15 - 12:45 Gradient Boosted Trees for Identification of Complex Words in Context.

Raksha Agarwal and Niladri Chatterjee

12:45 - 13:15 Exploration of Spanish Word Embeddings for Lexical Simplification

Rodrigo Alarcon, Lourdes Moreno and Paloma Martínez

13:15 - 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 - 15:30 Invited Talk: What if the whole is greater than the sum of the parts? Modelling Complex (Multiword) Expressions

Aline Villavicencio (University of Sheffield, UK)

15:30 - 16:00 Syntactic Simplification of Texts using Dependency Trees

Niladri Chatterjee and Raksha Agarwal

16:00 - 16:30 The Role of Text Simplification Operations in Evaluation

Laura Vásquez-Rodríguez, Matthew Shardlow, Piotr Przybyła and Sophia Ananiadou

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00 Invited Talk: Human-Computer Interaction and Automatic Text Simplification: Understanding the Perspective of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users

Matt Huenerfauth (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)

18:00 - 18:30 Linguistic Capabilities for a Checklist-based evaluation in Automatic Text Simplification

Oscar M. Cumbicus-Pineda, Itziar Gonzalez-Dios and Aitor Soroa

18:30 - 19:00 When the Scale is Unclear -- Analysis of the Interpretation of Rating Scales in Human Evaluation of Text Simplification

Regina Stodden

19:00 - 19:30 Round Table: Sanja Štajner

Usability of Text Simplification Systems

How to improve Text Simplification Evaluation?

The future of Text Simplification Systems

19:30 - 19:45 Closing: Horacio Saggion

Workshop information, program, and registration:




Workshop Organizers

Horacio Saggion (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Sanja Štajner (ReadableAI)

Daniel Ferrés (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)


Kim Cheng Sheang (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Invited Speakers

Aline Villavicencio (University of Sheffield, UK) https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/dcs/people/academic/aline-villavicencio

Matt Huenerfauth (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA) http://huenerfauth.ist.rit.edu/

Language of the event: English

Program Committee

Rodrigo Alarcón (Universidad Carlos III, Spain)

Sandra Aluísio (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Fernando Alva Manchego (University of Sheffield, UK)

Susana Bautista (Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Spain)

Antoine Bordes (Facebook, UK)

Stefan Bott (‎LoveToKnow Corp., Spain)

Remi Cardon (Université de Lille, France)

Eric De la Clergerie (INRIA, France)

Felice Dell'Orletta (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “Antonio Zampolli”, Italy)

Richard Evans (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Thomas François (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgique)

Nuria Gala (Université Aix-Marseille, France)

Goran Glavaš (University of Mannheim, Germany)

Itziar Gonzalez-Dios (University of the Basque Country, Spain)

Natalia Grabar (Université de Lille, France)

Raquel Hervás (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

David Kauchak (Pomona College, USA)

Elena Lloret (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)

Louis Martin (Facebook, UK)

Lourdes Moreno López (Universidad Carlos III, Spain)

Gustavo Henrique Paetzold (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil)

Benoît Sagot (INRIA, France)

Carolina Scarton (University of Sheffield, UK)

Matthew Shardlow (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Advaith Siddharthan (The Open University, UK) Lucia Specia (Imperial College, UK)

Giulia Venturi (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “Antonio Zampolli”, Italy)

Victoria Yaneva (National Board of Medical Examiners, USA)

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