Web Science/Part2: Emerging Web Properties/Simple statistical descriptive Models for the Web/Linguists way of checking simplicity of text

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Linguists way of checking simplicity of text

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Learning goals

  1. Get a feeling for interdisciplinary research
  2. Know the Automated Readability Index
  3. Have a strong sense of support for our research hypothesis
  4. Be able to critically discuss the limits of our models
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1 Why do we prefer the Automated Readability Index over the Flesh Kincaid Readability test

it is easier to count
it is faster to compute
it has a deeper linguistic insight
it is more accurate

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