ERIC Number: ED153171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Computer Simulation of Cloze Performance.
McKenna, Michael C.
This paper reports on a computer simulation of cloze retrieval tasks. It first outlines the ideas that were assembled and translated into the model used to compose the simulation and describes the method used in developing the simulation. It then reports on a comparison of the time required by a computer and by human subjects in responding to cloze items of one, two, and three semantic constraints. Results indicated that the computer responses showed a similar relation between time and constraint to that noted in human responses. The paper includes an illustration of the theoretical model of the cloze procedure and graphs of computer and human response time for cloze retrieval tasks. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (27th, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1-3, 1977)