Accession Number:

AD0655915

Title:

COMPUTER-ASSISTED EXPLANATION: A GUIDE TO EXPLAINING: AND SOME WAYS OF USING A COMPUTER TO ASSIST IN CLEAR EXPLANATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INFORMATION INTERNATIONAL INC CAMBRIDGEMA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

282.0

Abstract:

To explain is to make clear or plain, to change something not understood to something that is understood. This document defines explanation makes clear the differences between explanation and related subjects describes and illustrates over 50 factors affecting the quality of an explanation discusses the classes of words in an explanation and gives a program for vocabulary analysis with a computer explains methods for revising and improving an explanation and gives three illustrations at length discusses practical aspects of improved explanation states in full a powerful Vocabulary Analysis Program which has been worked out and aids explaining this program runs on the PDP-7 computer of Digital Equipment Corporation, and a copy of the program tape is available on request states half a dozen more computer programs for aiding explanation gives eight sample explanations and their assessment gives an annotated bibliography of 18 references relating to better explanation and contains a glossary and an index.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE