ERIC Number: ED064897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Computer Simulation of Reading.
Leton, Donald A.
In recent years, coding and decoding have been claimed to be the processes for converting one language form to another. But there has been little effort to locate these processes in the human learner or to identify the nature of the internal codes. Computer simulation of reading is useful because the similarities in the human reception and perception of orthography and computer input allows such study. Computer simulation enables a more detailed study of the acquisition of reading skills than is possible in laboratory or classroom studies. In previous research a computer program was written to convert the word orthographies appearing in beginning readers to the segmental phonemes which define their oral representation. The computer program "Simuread" has now been extended to a third grade level of reading proficiency. The segmental phonemes are simulated by numerals, which are designated as phoneme equivalents. Program output illustrating the word processing is included here. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Convention (Chicago, Illinois, April 3-7, 1972)