Computer Readability Editing System
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IEEE Trans. Prof. Commun.
Communication; Engineering; Multidisciplinary
A computer readability system was developed to serve as an author's aid in improving the ease of comprehending technical manuals and training materials. The system has features to (1) flag uncommon and misspelled words and long sentences, (2) suggest simple replacements for difficult words and phrases, and (3) calculate the readability grade level. Each feature was tested to verify that it provides useful feedback to editors and authors. The program is written in Wang BASIC-2 and can be run on computer equipment costing about $25000.
IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
Kincaid, J. Peter; Aagard, James A.; O'Hara, John W.; and Cottrell, Larry K., "Computer Readability Editing System" (1981). Faculty Bibliography 1980s. 86.