Accession Number:

ADA270615

Title:

A Quantitative Model of Expert Transcription Typing

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-03-08

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

The Model of Expert Transcription Typing METT is a quantitative model built within the architecture of the Model Human Processor MHP, Card, Moran Newell, 1983. As such, it can be used to make quantitative predictions of performance on typing tasks, can be integrated with other MHP-based models of performance e.g., choice reaction time, and can be extended to other typing- like domains e.g., a data-entry task. In this paper, I apply the METT to transcription typing tasks that display robust behavioral phenomena Salthouse, 1986 and evaluate its performance relative to these tasks. I briefly discuss integration with other MHP-based models and extension of the METT to predict performance in a complex, real-world task.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE