The Flesch Index: An Easily Programmable Readability Analysis Algorithm

@inproceedings{Talburt1985TheFI,
  title={The Flesch Index: An Easily Programmable Readability Analysis Algorithm},
  author={John R. Talburt},
  booktitle={SIGDOC},
  year={1985}
}
This paper is an exposition of an algorithm for text analysis that can be of value to writers and documentalists. The simplicity of this algorithm allows it to be easily programmed on most computer systems. The author has successfully implemented this test as a function within a text editing system written in RPG II. Included in this paper is a sample program written for the VAX 11/780 in PL/I. In 1949 Dr. Rudolph Flesch published a book titled “The Art of Readable Writing.” In this book, he… CONTINUE READING