Paper accepted at LREC-COLING 24!

February 20, 2024

We are pleased to announce that the following paper was accepted for publication in the LREC-COLING 2024 Conference. Congratulations to the authors!

Title: InteRead: An Eye Tracking Dataset of Interrupted Reading

Authors: Francesca Zermiani, Prajit Dhar, Ekta Sood, Fabian Kögel, Andreas Bulling and Maria Wirzberger

Abstract: Eye movements during reading offer a window into cognitive processes and language comprehension, but the scarcity of reading data with interruptions -- which learners frequently encounter in their everyday learning environments -- hampers advances in the development of intelligent learning technologies. We introduce InteRead -- a novel 51-participant dataset of gaze data recorded during self-paced reading of real-world text. InteRead further offers fine-grained annotations of interruptions interspersed throughout the text as well as resumption lags incurred by these interruptions. Interruptions were triggered automatically once readers reached predefined target words. We validate our dataset by reporting interdisciplinary analyses on different measures of gaze behavior. In line with prior research, our analyses show that the interruptions as well as word length and word frequency effects significantly impact eye movements during reading. We also explore individual differences within our dataset, shedding light on the potential for tailored educational solutions.


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