Ryzhova, Margarita; Skrjanec, Iza; Quach, Nina; Chase, Alice Virginia ; Ellsiepen, Emilia; Demberg, Vera

Word Familiarity Classification From a Single Trial Based on Eye-Movements. A Study in German and English

ETRA '23: Proceedings of the 2023 Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications, 2023.

Identifying processing difficulty during reading due to unfamiliar words has promising applications in automatic text adaptation. We present a classification model that predicts whether a word is (un)known to the reader based on eye-movement measures. We examine German and English data and validate our model on unseen subjects and items achieving a high accuracy in both languages.