Accession Number : AD0751042

Title :   Research in Computer-Assisted Explanation Applied to Navy Training Manuals.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 71-29 Feb 72,

Corporate Author : BERKELEY ENTERPRISES INC NEWTONVILLE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Berkeley,Edmund C.

Report Date : 20 APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The subject of this research was certain methods of computer-assisted explanation applied to Navy training manuals. The report briefly describes: trial of these methods on a specific large example (a chapter of some 9800 words in a Navy training manual, both an original version and a revised version); separating the words of two or more syllables that occur, into an 'assumed audience vocabulary' and a remaining vocabulary of such words that need definition, explanation, or clarification; a dozen operating computer programs dealing with number of syllables, nature of words and their frequency of use in a passage, number of sentences, combination or separation of vocabularies, etc.; and some conclusions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INSTRUCTION MANUALS, PREPARATION), (*MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, PREPARATION), NAVY, COMPUTERS, VOCABULARY, FREQUENCY

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE