Re: readability indexes

Subject: Re: readability indexes
From: James Mathewson <math0038 -at- GOLD -dot- TC -dot- UMN -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 18 May 1995 17:50:43 -0500

Marcia Coulter is right. The results of readability indeces have to be
prefaced with "in many cases" or "in context XXX". Or they need a lot of
*unless* clauses attached to them. That said, does anyone
know whether a context-sensitive readability index exists? On a realted
topic, do context-sensitive grammar checkers exist? If not, someone
could make a lot of money developing them. I find the others create more
editing work than they save.

james {:>l3


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