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Learning from Errors. Systematic Analysis of Complex Writing Errors for Improving Writing Technology

  • In this paper, we describe ongoing research on writing errors with the ultimate goal to develop error-preventing editing functions in word-processors. Drawing from the state-of-the-art research in errors carried out in various fields, we propose the application of a general concept for action-slips as introduced by Norman. We demonstrate the feasibility of this approach by using a large corpus of writing errors in published texts. The concept of slips considers both the process and the product: some failure in a procedure results in an error in the product, i.e., is visible in the written text. In order to develop preventing functions, we need to determine causes of such visible errors.

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Author:Cerstin MahlowGND
Parent Title (English):Language Production, Cognition, and the Lexicon
Series (Serial Number):Text, Speech and Language Technology (48)
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
Place of publication:Cham
Editor:Gala Núria, Reinhard Rapp, Gemma Bel-Enguix
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2015
Date of Publication (online):2015/11/11
Tag:Error analysis; Error classification; Slips; Writing process; Writing research; Writing technology
GND Keyword:Computerlinguistik; Fehleranalyse; Linguistische Datenverarbeitung; Redigieren; Textproduktion
First Page:419
Last Page:438
The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08043-7_24
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 410 Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt