The SAMER readability lexicon is a large-scale 26,000-lemma leveled readability lexicon for Modern Standard Arabic. The lexicon was manually annotated in triplicate by language professionals from three regions in the Arab world. Details of the creation process and analysis of the resulting resource are presented in Al Khalil et al. (2020).
The creation of this resources was done under the New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) funded Simplification of Arabic Masterpieces for Extensive Reading (SAMER) project. The purpose of the SAMER project is to build a corpus of curriculum reading material, formulate a graded reader scale for the simplification of modern fiction in Arabic intended for school-age learners, and then use it to guide the semi-automated simplification of a number of Arabic works of fiction, a task performed by human simplifiers and facilitated by state-of-the-art NLP computational tools. A project overview is presented in Al Khalil et al. (2017).
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Created by Muhamed Al Khalil, Nizar Habash and Zhengyang Jiang at the Computational Approaches to Modeling Language (CAMeL) Lab in New York University Abu Dhabi.
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Please cite Al Khalil et al. (2020) if you use The SAMER Readability Lexicon in your research:
Al Khalil, Muhamed, Nizar Habash, Zhengyang Jiang. A Large-Scale Leveled Readability Lexicon for Standard Arabic. In Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020), pages 3053-3062 Marseille, 2020.