Enhancing Clarity: An Evaluation of the Simple.Text Tool for Numerical Expression Simplification

Isabel Espinosa-Zaragoza, Paloma Moreda, Manuel Palomar


Numerical information in written texts impacts their readability and is considered complex for people with cognitive disabilities by the Easy-to-Read guidelines. This paper presents Simple.Text, a rule-based system designed to automatically simplify all numerical expressions deemed complex, with a focus on Rules 19-25 from Section 6.2 of the Easy-to-Read guidelines. The results from the evaluation indicate a high precision and accuracy in numerical phenomena detection and transformation, although with some limitations. This system proves to be an efficient and cost-effective tool for the simplification of numerical expressions.

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