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ERIC Number: ED369044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 9
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Sources of Redundancy in Printed English.
McEneaney, John E.
A study examined the relative contributions of semantic and non-semantic sources of redundancy in printed English, which play a central role in information processing models. Subjects, 40 undergraduate college students, were divided into two groups. One group predicted missing characters using English text, and the second group was required to predict missing characters from English-like pseudo-text generated from the original text using a procedure that retains the statistical characteristics of the original text while draining it of semantic content. Results indicated significant differences in the performance of the two groups. Overall redundancy of the text was approximately 50% and non-semantic sources (orthography and syntax) accounted for approximately 70% of this total. (Contains 8 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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