Institute for Intelligent Systems

 
Projects: Coh-Metrix

PI: Danielle McNamara
Local Co-PI: Art Graesser

Coh-Metrix is a computer facility on the web that analyzes texts on many levels of language and discourse, such word concreteness, syntax, cohesion, and storyhood.  Coh-Metrix is being used to analyze texts in the Common Core standards for reading and literacy. Thousands of individuals throughout the world are using Coh-Metrix to analyze texts.

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Past Funding:

  • Coh-Metrix: Automated Cohesion and Coherence Scores to Predict Text Readability and Facilitate Comprehension. Funding Agency: IES. $1,477,200.

     

Selected Publications:

  • McNamara, D. S., Graesser, A. C., McCarthy, P. M., & Cai, Z. (in press). Coh-Metrix: Automated evaluation of text and discourse. Boston: Cambridge University Press.
  • McNamara, D. S., Louwerse, M. M., McCarthy, P. M., & Graesser, A. C. (2010). Coh-Metrix: Capturing linguistic features of cohesion. Discourse Processes, 47(4), 292–330.
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