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Word Bubbles of Most Difficult To Read vs. Easiest to Read Articles

We have created word bubbles of the highest scored article in Flesch-Kincaid readability metric vs. one of the lowest scored article. The highest score indicates that the article is most difficult to read and the lowest score indicates the article is easiest to read.

Although the minimum score in Kincaid (stands for Flesch-Kincaid) article in our database was -15.2, these articles were empty documents and they could not be used for analysis. Aside from the empty documents, article with the lowest Kincaid score was 'Table of Bases.' This article contains 2 lines of texts and the base table (with numbers). The best way to explore the word bubbles is not by looking at the most commonly used words in large circles, but by hovering over the smallest circles which may contain advanced vocabulary or very specific words such as names of regions.

For example, names of regions such as 'yakutsk,' 'kyrgyzstan' and more obscure or technical terms such as 'syrinx,' 'crepuscular' can be found in the word bubbles for the Long-Eared Owl which would make this article very difficult to read for English-learners or people with lower reading skills

On the other hand, the Tables of Bases word bubble contains mostly numbers on the outside, and actual words used in the article are concentrated in the middle. The words that are used in the article are simpler, such as 'base,' 'gives,' 'material,' etc. which would make this article much easier to read. The number of words in each article also has noticeable difference. Long-eared owl article contains 1157 distict words, where as the table of bases article contains only 680, including numbers.

Hardest to Read Article: Long-Eared Owl

Flesch-Kincaid Score: 68.493492

One of the Easiest to Read Article: Table of Bases

Flesch-Kincaid Score: -14.985163