TITLE

COMPUTER SCORING OF FORMAL LETTERS

AUTHOR(S)
Slotnick, Henry B.
PUB. DATE
January 1974
SOURCE
Journal of Business Communication;Winter74, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study examines the accuracy with which the computer could simulate human judgments of the overall quality of formal letters written by adults aged 26-33. The initial correlation between machine and human scoring was .85, and a subsequent test of the generalizability of the findings yielded a correlation of .78, Measures of fluency, diction, and spelling were important predictors of overall quality.
ACCESSION #
5932845

 

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