• Computer Science
  • Published 1985

Rules for Comprehensible Technical Prose: A Survey of the Psycholinguistic Literature.

@inproceedings{Kieras1985RulesFC,
  title={Rules for Comprehensible Technical Prose: A Survey of the Psycholinguistic Literature.},
  author={David E. Kieras and Charles R. Dechert},
  year={1985}
}
Abstract : Computerized systems that provide feedback on the comprehensibility of technical prose should be based on what is known scientifically about what makes prose difficult to understand. The experimental psycholinguistics literature was surveyed, and a set of rules for comprehensible technical prose was derived. The basic criteria for selection of the literature and the rules was that the rules should be applicable by an automatic system without needing deep knowledge of the domain… CONTINUE READING

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