RLRL 2023 Programme

RLRL 2023 – Workshop Program (1 day on 5 September 2023)

following British Summer Time (BST)

 

Free Event: to attend please register here (Closes on 31/August/2023 or when reaching max capacity)

Session 0: Welcome to RLRL 2023

09:30 AM – 09:45 AM:

  • Welcome Speech by Dr Mo El-Haj (Chair Organiser) (Abstract)

Session 1: Keynote Speakers

09:45 AM – 10:30 AM:

  • Professor Laurence Anthony – Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda University, Japan
  • Title: Vocabulary profiling of low resourced languages: Insights and challenges (Abstract)

10:35 AM – 11:20 AM:

  • Dr Violetta Cavalli-Sforza – School of Science and Engineering at Al Akhawayn University, Morocco
  • Title: What if Readability Assessment Actually Considered the Reader’s Needs? (Abstract)

Coffee Break

11:20 AM – 11:30 AM


Session  2: Accepted Talks (Part 1)

11:30 AM – 11:50 AM:

    • Johannes Sibeko.

    • Title: Sesotho Readability Assessment: Challenges and Solutions (Abstract)

11:55 PM – 12:15 PM:

    • Nizar Habash, Muhamed Al Khalil, Hind Saddiki, Zhengyang Jiang, Reem Hazim, and Basahr Alhafni.

    • Title: Arabic Automatic Readability Resources in the SAMER Project (Abstract)

12:20 PM – 12:40 PM:

    • Iglika Nikolova-Stoupak, Eva Schaeffer-Lacroix, and Gaël Lejeune.

    • Title: Readability of Interslavic as a Measure of the Language’s Naturalness (Abstract)


Session 3: Spotlight Talk

12:45 AM – 13:05 AM:

  • Talk Title: BAREC: Balanced Arabic Readability Evaluation Corpus (Abstract)

Lunch Break

13:10 PM – 02:00 PM


Session 4: Talks by Organisers

02:00 PM – 02:20 PM:

    • Professor Hend Al-Khalifa – College of Computer and Information Sciences at King Saud University, KSA

    • Title: Text Readability using Cognitive Data (Abstract)

02:25 PM – 02:45 PM:

    • Dr Abdel-Karim Al Tamimi – Computer Science and Software Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, UK

    • Title: Reflections on the Automatic Arabic Readability Index (AARI) and Future Directions (Abstract)


Session 5: Accepted Talks (Part 2)

02:50 PM – 03:10 PM:

    • Lucas Tcacenco

    • Title: Guidelines for the Production of Science and Technology Museum Texts in Plain Language (Abstract)

03:15 PM – 03:35 PM:

    • Bret Mulligan, Hugh Paterson, and Michael Rabayda.

    • Title: LexR: a Preliminary Readability Metric for Latin (Abstract)

03:40 PM – 04:00 PM:

    • Kate Challis and Tom Drusa.

    • Title: Foreign Language Reading with Lex-See: A Browser Extension Designed to Offload Working Memory Burden (Abstract)


Closing Remarks

04:00 PM – 04:05 PM:

  • Closing Remarks