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Author Doyle, L. B.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract In automatic abstracting, citation indexing, mechanical translation and other such procedures, editing is required whenever the automatic method leaves something to be desired. This paper discusses the economy of editing as a function of the amount of condensation of text in language processing operations, and then contends that editing can be regarded as an opportunity rather than as an unwelcome necessity.“Heavy editing,” which goes beyond mere correction and improvement of computer output, is exemplified by the use of a concordance in preparing a survey article or lecture. Other opportunities for heavy editing are described, chief among them being interpretation and expansion of computer output in such processes as factor analysis. Applications are described, such as the quick, unbiased evaluation of a large volume of incoming mail or telegrams, yielding summary reports not possible for either humans or computers to produce alone.
Description Affiliation: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA (Doyle, L. B.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 8
Issue Number 4
Page Count 6
Starting Page 238
Ending Page 243


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Source: ACM Digital Library