REALWord: Measuring Text Readability (RBD5509)
Welcome to the first in a series of articles on the subject of text processing and manipulation. Today, we will look into the topic of readability metrics. We will learn one common form of metric and use REALbasic to implement and test that metric.
The Concept of Readability
Word processors are both a boon and bane to writers. They allow writers to edit a document without retyping the whole thing. They can check a document’s spelling and grammar, tasks that are otherwise tedious to do by hand. Some even have built-in dictionaries to help writers decide if they chose the right words.
JC Walks through the measures of readability and the implementation of measures in this article.
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