ERIC Number: ED087066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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Discourse Synthesis, Analysis and Their Application to CAI (Computer Assisted Instruction).
Su, Stanley Y. W.; Moore, Robert L.
This paper deals with the computer's production and recognition of sentences in a connected discourse and its application to computer assisted instruction. Studies of textual properties in real discourses have been carried out at the paragraph level. The theoretical concepts of representing paragraph content in terms of (1) the factual data expressed by the grammatical units in a paragraph, (2) the development types and their structural relationships and (3) the cohesive principles used in the sentences of the paragraph is presented. The theoretical investigation of discourse properties is aided by a paragraph generation system constructed to synthesize paragraphs and to test out the linguistic assumptions made in the study. The theoretical concept and the computational tool constructed are used in the development of an integrated computer-assisted system designed to synthesize and analyze news stories at the paragraph level and to provide preprogrammed critiques to students learning journalistic writing. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Communication Sciences Lab.
Note: Communication Sciences Laboratory Quarterly Report, Volume 10, No. 1