Paper: SWAN - Scientific Writing AssistaNt. A Tool for Helping Scholars to Write Reader-Friendly Manuscripts

ACL ID E12-2005
Title SWAN - Scientific Writing AssistaNt. A Tool for Helping Scholars to Write Reader-Friendly Manuscripts
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2012
Authors

Difficulty of reading scholarly papers is sig- nificantly reduced by reader-friendly writ- ing principles. Writing reader-friendly text, however, is challenging due to difficulty in recognizing problems in one?s own writing. To help scholars identify and correct poten- tial writing problems, we introduce SWAN (Scientific Writing AssistaNt) tool. SWAN is a rule-based system that gives feedback based on various quality metrics based on years of experience from scientific writ- ing classes including 960 scientists of var-