ERIC Number: ED190064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Development and Test of a Computer Readability Editing System (CRES). Final Report, June 1978 through December 1979.
Kincaid, J. Peter; And Others
This final report describes the development and test of a computer readability editing system for use in improving the ease of comprehending Navy technical manuals and training materials. The prototype editing system has features to (1) flag uncommon and misspelled words and long sentences, (2) suggest simple replacements for difficult words, and (3) calculate the readability grade level. Each feature is consistent with Navy specifications and each has been thoroughly tested to verify that it provides useful feedback to editors and authors. The report recommends operational implementation of the system, conduct of a cost benefit analysis, and the addition of an online editing capability. Appendices include references, various system word lists, test passages to evaluate the system, and instructions on how to use the system. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Training Analysis and Evaluation Group, Orlando, FL.