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We propose a new sentence simplification task (Split-and-Rephrase) where the aim is to split a complex sentence into a meaning preserving sequence of shorter sentences. Like sentence simplification, splitting-and-rephrasing has the potential of benefiting both natural language processing and societal applications. Because shorter sentences are generally better processed by NLP systems, it could be used as a preprocessing step which facilitates and improves the performance of parsers, semanticdoi:10.18653/v1/d17-1064 dblp:conf/emnlp/NarayanGCS17 fatcat:ndggre56mrcgxeg4vfddmdat4m