Dyslexia Prediction from Natural Reading of Danish Texts

Marina Björnsdóttir, Nora Hollenstein, Maria Jung Barrett

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Dyslexia screening in adults is an open challenge since difficulties may not align with standardised tests designed for children. We collect eye-tracking data from natural reading of Danish texts from readers with dyslexia while closely following the experimental design of a corpus of readers without dyslexia. Research suggests that the opaque orthography of the Danish language affects the diagnostic characteristics of dyslexia. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first attempt to classify dyslexia from eye movements during reading in Danish. We experiment with various machine-learning methods, and our best model yields 0.85 F1 score.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa)
Number of pages11
Publication date2023
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Dyslexia Screening
  • Adult Dyslexia
  • Eye-tracking
  • Natural Reading
  • Machine Learning


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