The Measurement of Textual Coherence with Latent Semantic Analysis.

@article{Foltz1998TheMO,
  title={The Measurement of Textual Coherence with Latent Semantic Analysis.},
  author={Peter W. Foltz and Walter Kintsch and Thomas K. Landauer},
  journal={Discourse Processes},
  year={1998},
  volume={25},
  pages={285-307}
}
Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) is used as a technique for measuring the coherence of texts. By comparing the vectors for 2 adjoining segments of text in a high‐dimensional semantic space, the method provides a characterization of the degree of semantic relatedness between the segments. We illustrate the approach for predicting coherence through reanalyzing sets of texts from 2 studies that manipulated the coherence of texts and assessed readers’ comprehension. The results indicate that the… 

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