Computational Text Analysis and Reading Comprehension Exam Complexity: Towards Automatic Text Classification by Trisevgeni LiontouComputational Text Analysis and Reading Comprehension Exam Complexity: Towards Automatic Text Classification by Trisevgeni Liontou

Computational Text Analysis and Reading Comprehension Exam Complexity: Towards Automatic Text…

byTrisevgeni Liontou

Hardcover | December 29, 2014

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This book delineates a range of linguistic features that characterise the reading texts used at the B2 (Independent User) and C1 (Proficient User) levels of the Greek State Certificate of English Language Proficiency exams in order to help define text difficulty per level of competence. In addition, it examines whether specific reader variables influence test takers’ perceptions of reading comprehension difficulty. The end product is a Text Classification Profile per level of competence and a formula for automatically estimating text difficulty and assigning levels to texts consistently and reliably in accordance with the purposes of the exam and its candidature-specific characteristics.
Trisevgeni Liontou holds a PhD in English Linguistics with specialization in Testing from the Faculty of English Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece). She holds a BA in English Language & Literature and an MA in Lexicography: Theory and Applications, both from the same faculty. She also holds a M.Sc. i...
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Title:Computational Text Analysis and Reading Comprehension Exam Complexity: Towards Automatic Text…Format:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:December 29, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631656556

ISBN - 13:9783631656556

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Contents: Text readability – Automatic text classification – Reading comprehension text complexity – Text difficulty – Text calibration – Computational Linguistics – Machine Learning systems – Reading comprehension exam performance – EFL reading comprehension – EFL reading strategies – Test-taker’s perspective – EFL test-taking strategies.