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Pages: 1574-1581
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain

WEB-BASED ARABIC TEXT READABILITY INDEX

N. Mat Daud, H. Hassan, S. El-Tingari, N. Abdul Aziz

International Islamic University Malaysia (MALAYSIA)
Many factors affect comprehension. One of them is the appropriateness of the text difficulty level. Texts which do not suit students’ needs and instructional demand may not help to expand their competence in the language learnt. One of the ways of evaluating text complexity is by assessing the reading ease of the texts chosen. For English texts, many readability tests are available online for teachers to use. However, Arabic teachers do not have this option available for them. This paper presents the prototype of a web-based readability index for Arabic language. A number of factors were considered in the formulation of the index. This includes word frequency, Arabic morphological structure and lexical density. The Arabic readability index was computed based on a corpus of Arabic language. How the formula was computed will be discussed in the presentation.
@InProceedings{MATDAUD2014WEB,
author = {Mat Daud, N. and Hassan, H. and El-Tingari, S. and Abdul Aziz, N.},
title = {WEB-BASED ARABIC TEXT READABILITY INDEX},
series = {8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2014 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-8412-0},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {10-12 March, 2014},
year = {2014},
pages = {1574-1581}}
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AU - N. Mat Daud AU - H. Hassan AU - S. El-Tingari AU - N. Abdul Aziz
TI - WEB-BASED ARABIC TEXT READABILITY INDEX
SN - 978-84-616-8412-0/2340-1079
PY - 2014
Y1 - 10-12 March, 2014
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
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N. Mat Daud, H. Hassan, S. El-Tingari, N. Abdul Aziz (2014) WEB-BASED ARABIC TEXT READABILITY INDEX, INTED2014 Proceedings, pp. 1574-1581.
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