Paper: EasyEnglish: A Tool For Improving Document Quality

ACL ID A97-1024
Title EasyEnglish: A Tool For Improving Document Quality
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1997
  • Arendse Bernth (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights NY)

We describe the authoring tool, EasyEng- lish, which is part of IBM's internal SGML editing environment, Information Develop- ment Workbench. EasyEnglish helps writ- ers produce clearer and simpler English by pointing out ambiguity and complexity as well as performing some standard grammar checking. Where appropriate, EasyEnglish makes suggestions for rephrasings that may be substituted directly into the text by us- ing the editor interface. EasyEnglish is based on a full parse by English Slot Grammar; this makes it possi- ble to produce a higher degree of accuracy in error messages as well as handle a large variety of texts.