Adam Nohejl


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An Extensible Massively Multilingual Lexical Simplification Pipeline Dataset using the MultiLS Framework
Matthew Shardlow | Fernando Alva-Manchego | Riza Batista-Navarro | Stefan Bott | Saul Calderon Ramirez | Rémi Cardon | Thomas François | Akio Hayakawa | Andrea Horbach | Anna Huelsing | Yusuke Ide | Joseph Marvin Imperial | Adam Nohejl | Kai North | Laura Occhipinti | Nelson Peréz Rojas | Nishat Raihan | Tharindu Ranasinghe | Martin Solis Salazar | Marcos Zampieri | Horacio Saggion
Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Tools and Resources for People with REAding DIfficulties (READI) @ LREC-COLING 2024

We present preliminary findings on the MultiLS dataset, developed in support of the 2024 Multilingual Lexical Simplification Pipeline (MLSP) Shared Task. This dataset currently comprises of 300 instances of lexical complexity prediction and lexical simplification across 10 languages. In this paper, we (1) describe the annotation protocol in support of the contribution of future datasets and (2) present summary statistics on the existing data that we have gathered. Multilingual lexical simplification can be used to support low-ability readers to engage with otherwise difficult texts in their native, often low-resourced, languages.


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Japanese Lexical Complexity for Non-Native Readers: A New Dataset
Yusuke Ide | Masato Mita | Adam Nohejl | Hiroki Ouchi | Taro Watanabe
Proceedings of the 18th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (BEA 2023)

Lexical complexity prediction (LCP) is the task of predicting the complexity of words in a text on a continuous scale. It plays a vital role in simplifying or annotating complex words to assist readers. To study lexical complexity in Japanese, we construct the first Japanese LCP dataset. Our dataset provides separate complexity scores for Chinese/Korean annotators and others to address the readers’ L1-specific needs. In the baseline experiment, we demonstrate the effectiveness of a BERT-based system for Japanese LCP.

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NAISTeacher: A Prompt and Rerank Approach to Generating Teacher Utterances in Educational Dialogues
Justin Vasselli | Christopher Vasselli | Adam Nohejl | Taro Watanabe
Proceedings of the 18th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (BEA 2023)

This paper presents our approach to the BEA 2023 shared task of generating teacher responses in educational dialogues, using the Teacher-Student Chatroom Corpus. Our system prompts GPT-3.5-turbo to generate initial suggestions, which are then subjected to reranking. We explore multiple strategies for candidate generation, including prompting for multiple candidates and employing iterative few-shot prompts with negative examples. We aggregate all candidate responses and rerank them based on DialogRPT scores. To handle consecutive turns in the dialogue data, we divide the task of generating teacher utterances into two components: teacher replies to the student and teacher continuations of previously sent messages. Through our proposed methodology, our system achieved the top score on both automated metrics and human evaluation, surpassing the reference human teachers on the latter.