Quantitative Differences among Normal and Knowledge Texts on Agriculture Waste Processing

The objective of this work is to identify the differences among educational texts written in two styles: normal educational text and their knowledge form. The research sample consists of 60 documents – educational texts on agriculture waste processing – converted by the authors into the knowledge form. Over the set of indicators used for evaluating the educational texts, we formulated working and operational hypotheses and validated them using the paired sample t-test. The results show that the complex text difficulty rate of knowledge texts is significantly (α = 0.05) lower than of the normal texts. They present the same amount of information logically divided into more simple sentences merged to complex sentences. Based on the difference in frequencies of selected identifiers we are able to distinguish the literary styles. The further research aims at an automatic recognition of the text styles and measuring the amount of knowledge inside the text.


Issue Date:
Dec 31 2014
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
1804-1930 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/196528
Published in:
AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Volume 06, Number 4
Page range:
59-68
Total Pages:
10
JEL Codes:
GA; IN
Series Statement:
VI
4




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