In response to the severe dearth of graded reader fiction in Arabic and the absence of any scale of simplification, the main objective of the SAMER project is to create a standard for the simplification of modern fiction in Arabic to school-age learners and to use this standard to simplify a number of Arabic fiction masterpieces.
The project is intended to progress as follows:
- Building a corpus of Arabic texts used in official school curricula,
- Analyzing it for features of text difficulty using computational methods and tools,
- Generating a Graded Reader Scale (GRS) mirroring readability levels in based on school curricula to assist in the simplification process, and
- Attracting writing talents from around the Arab World to simplify selected works in Arabic fiction according to our GRS levels and guidelines.