FLELex: a graded lexical resource for French foreign learners

Abstract : In this paper we present FLELex, the first graded lexicon for French as a foreign language (FFL) that reports word frequencies by difficulty level (according to the CEFR scale). It has been obtained from a tagged corpus of 777,000 words from available textbooks and simplified readers intended for FFL learners. Our goal is to freely provide this resource to the community to be used for a variety of purposes going from the assessment of the lexical difficulty of a text, to the selection of simpler words within text simplification systems, and also as a dictionary in assistive tools for writing.
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Thomas François, Núria Gala, Patrick Watrin, Cédrick Fairon. FLELex: a graded lexical resource for French foreign learners. International conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2014), May 2014, Reykjavik, France. ⟨hal-01758123⟩

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