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Automated Evaluation of Text and Discourse with Coh-Metrix

  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521137294

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  • Coh-Metrix is among the broadest and most sophisticated automated textual assessment tools available today. Automated Evaluation of Text and Discourse with Coh-Metrix describes this computational tool, as well as the wide range of language and discourse measures it provides. Section I of the book focuses on the theoretical perspectives that led to the development of Coh-Metrix, its measures, and empirical work that has been conducted using this approach. Section II shifts to the practical arena, describing how to use Coh-Metrix and how to analyze, interpret, and describe results. Coh-Metrix opens the door to a new paradigm of research that coordinates studies of language, corpus analysis, computational linguistics, education, and cognitive science. This tool empowers anyone with an interest in text to pursue a wide array of previously unanswerable research questions.

    • Provides a comprehensive introduction to Coh-Metrix unavailable elsewhere
    • The first textbook to focus on Coh-Metrix
    • Engages questions relevant to scholars in diverse fields, including education, political science, and linguistics
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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521137294
    • length: 289 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 23 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Coh-Metrix: Theoretical, Technological, and Empirical Foundations:
    1. What is text and why analyze it?
    2. The importance of text cohesion
    3. The science and technology that led to Coh-Metrix
    4. Coh-Metrix measures
    5. Coh-Metrix measures of text readability and easability
    6. Using Coh-Metrix measures: studies of cohesion in text and writing
    Part II. A Beginner's Guide to Writing Coh-Metrix Research:
    7. The strategy: moves, frozen expressions, and the elevator pitch
    8. The introduction
    9. The corpus
    10. The tool
    11. The results
    12. The discussion
    Concluding remarks.

  • Authors

    Danielle S. McNamara, Institute for Intelligent Systems, The University of Memphis
    Danielle S. McNamara is a professor in the Psychology Department and Senior Scientist in the Learning Sciences Institute at Arizona State University.

    Arthur C. Graesser, Institute for Intelligent Systems, The University of Memphis
    Arthur C. Graesser is a professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis and is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford.

    Philip M. McCarthy, Institute for Intelligent Systems, The University of Memphis
    Philip McCarthy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Memphis and a member of the Institute for Intelligent Systems.

    Zhiqiang Cai, Institute for Intelligent Systems, The University of Memphis
    Zhiqiang Cai is a research assistant professor in the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis.

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