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Flesch–Kincaid Readability


The Flesch–Kincaid measures how easy it is to understand an by considering factors like sentence length and word complexity. There are two main types: the Flesch Reading Ease, which rates texts on a scale from easy to difficult, and the Flesch–Kincaid Grade Level, which estimates the U.S. school grade level needed to comprehend the text.

Flesch Reading Ease higher scores indicate material that is easier to read; lower numbers mark passages that are more difficult to read.

Flesch–Kincaid Grade Level corresponds to a U.S. grade level. For example, a score of 8.0 suggests that the text should be understandable by an 8th grader. Higher scores indicate material that is more complex and thus requires a higher level of education to understand.

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Example Usage

Required data items: answer

from continuous_eval.metrics.generation.text import FleschKincaidReadability
datum = {
"answer": "The cat sat on the mat.",
metric = FleschKincaidReadability()

Example Output

"flesch_reading_ease": 116.14500000000001,
"flesch_kincaid_grade_level": -1.4499999999999993,