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A Corpus-Based Readability Formula for Estimate of Arabic Texts Reading Difficulty

Mat Daud, Nuraihan and Hassan, Haslina and Abdul Aziz, Normaziah (2013) A Corpus-Based Readability Formula for Estimate of Arabic Texts Reading Difficulty. World Applied Sciences Journal , 21. pp. 168-173. ISSN 1818-4952

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The present study is aimed at designing a formula for estimating the difficulty of reading Arabic texts. Flesch, Gunning Fox and Dale-Chall are some of the formulae that have been used for measuring English texts difficulty. Some of them have been automated making it easy for users to check the readability level of a particular text. A few scholars have attempted to come up with a readability formula for Arabic, but none has been automated. This study is thus conducted to find the formula that would make it possible for users to measure the difficulty level of Arabic texts online. This will greatly help in materials selection for reading comprehension and testing. This paper will present the prototype of a readability formula which is based on a corpus for estimating the difficulty of Arabic written documents.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 419/29987
Uncontrolled Keywords: readability,corpus, Arabic reading, writing, text
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Prof. Nuraihan Mat Daud
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 20:19
Last Modified: 22 May 2013 20:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29987

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