ERIC Number: ED260723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Word Lists to Simplify Vocabulary of Technical Information. Final Report.
Kincaid, J. Peter; And Others
This report describes eight word lists developed for use as part of the computer readability editing system (CRES), which was developed to serve as an author's aid in improving the ease of comprehending Navy technical manuals and training materials. The system has features which flag uncommon and misspelled words and long sentences, suggest simple replacements for difficult words and phrases, and calculate the readability grade level. This report briefly describes the development of the word lists and their intended use. Lists of references are followed by the appended word lists, which make up the major part of this document. The first list is a revision of the original CRES common word list (approximately 4,000 words), and the remaining lists are intended for use in the following technical fields: (1) general electronics; (2) propulsion engineering; (3) administration and clerical; (4) communications and navigation; (5) weapon systems control; (6) ships' mechanical and electrical; and (7) aircraft equipment. (THC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL.
Note: For a report on the computer readability editing system, see ED 205 211.