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Piotrowski, M; Mahlow, C (2009). Linguistic editing support. In: The 9th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, Munich, Germany, 15 September 2009 - 18 September 2009, 214-217.

Abstract

Unlike programmers, authors only get very little support from their writing tools, i.e., their word processors and editors. Current editors are unaware of the objects and structures of natural languages and only offer character-based operations for manipulating text. Writers thus have to execute complex sequences of low-level functions to achieve their rhetoric or stylistic goals while composing. Software requiring long and complex sequences of operations causes users to make slips. In the case of editing and revising, these slips result in typical revision errors, such as sentences without a verb, agreement errors, or incorrect word order. In the LingURed project, we are developing language-aware editing functions to prevent errors. These functions operate on linguistic elements, not characters, thus shortening the command sequences writers have to execute. This paper describes the motivation and background of the LingURed project and shows some prototypical language-aware functions.

Abstract

Unlike programmers, authors only get very little support from their writing tools, i.e., their word processors and editors. Current editors are unaware of the objects and structures of natural languages and only offer character-based operations for manipulating text. Writers thus have to execute complex sequences of low-level functions to achieve their rhetoric or stylistic goals while composing. Software requiring long and complex sequences of operations causes users to make slips. In the case of editing and revising, these slips result in typical revision errors, such as sentences without a verb, agreement errors, or incorrect word order. In the LingURed project, we are developing language-aware editing functions to prevent errors. These functions operate on linguistic elements, not characters, thus shortening the command sequences writers have to execute. This paper describes the motivation and background of the LingURed project and shows some prototypical language-aware functions.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Computational Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
410 Linguistics
Uncontrolled Keywords:Language-aware editing, computational linguistics, revising, authoring, action slips, cognitive load
Language:English
Event End Date:18 September 2009
Deposited On:10 Aug 2009 12:18
Last Modified:11 Aug 2017 05:48
ISBN:978-1-60558-575-8
Related URLs:http://doceng09.cs.unibw.de/index.php
http://www.documentengineering.org/ (Organisation)

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