ERIC Number: ED174963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Byte-Size Revolution: Computers and Readability.
Gregory, Russell D.
This report describes the design and operation of a computer readability service at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon, which has evolved from a program containing a single readability formula to its present six-formula capacity. The daily operation of the service and the results provided by the computer are described in detail, and it is noted that in addition to several grade level estimates for the materials analyzed, the program developed can also identify words at or above a predetermined grade level on a list of 9,000 words. A comparison of human versus machine analysis is given. The report concludes that a computer readability service is a practical campus service that could be equally as important as other developmental services. (Author/MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (12th, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 7-10, 1979)