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--- Sean Hower <hokumhome -at- freehomepage -dot- com> wrote:
> Milan Davidovic asserted:
Well, what we're trying to do is figure out whether
readability formulae are worth anything, right? Geoff
suggested one test, which you can go back and read.
My suggestion is to take full texts (of some length
that would make them a reasonable sample -- I'm still
not sure how to handle this) that are already known
to be of differing degrees of difficulty (by means
other than readability formulae -- pull them from
school textbooks from different grades, for example).
Do the more difficult ones have a greater proportion
of "big" words and "long" sentences (however you
choose to measure those)?
As to the texts you supplied, well, they're short and
weird. I don't think they'd make good test samples.
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