Paper: A Support System For Revising Titles To Stimulate The Lay Reader's Interest In Technical Achievements

ACL ID C04-1023
Title A Support System For Revising Titles To Stimulate The Lay Reader's Interest In Technical Achievements
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors
  • Yasuko Senda (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo Japan; Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo Japan)
  • Yasusi Sinohara (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo Japan)
  • Manabu Okumura (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo Japan)

When we write a report or an explanation on a newly-developed technology for readers including laypersons, it is very important to compose a title that can stimulate their in- terest in the technology. However, it is dif- ficult for inexperienced authors to come up with an appealing title. In this research, we developed a support sys- tem for revising titles. We call it “title revi- sion wizard”. The wizard provides a guid- ance on revising draft title to compose a title meeting three key points, and support tools for coming up with and elaborating on com- prehensible or appealing phrases. In order to test the effect of our title revision wizard, we conducted a questionnaire sur- vey on the effect of the titles with or with- out using the wizard on the interest of lay readers. The su...