Coh-Metrix: An automated tool for theoretical and applied natural language processing

Danielle McNamara, Arthur C. Graesser

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Coh-Metrix provides indices for the characteristics of texts on multiple levels of analysis, including word characteristics, sentence characteristics, and the discourse relationships between ideas in text. Coh-Metrix was developed to provide a wide range of indices within one tool. This chapter describes Coh-Metrix and studies that have been conducted validating the Coh-Metrix indices. Coh-Metrix can be used to better understand differences between texts and to explore the extent to which linguistic and discourse features successfully distinguish between text types. Coh-Metrix can also be used to develop and improve natural language processing approaches. We also describe the Coh-Metrix Text Easability Component Scores, which provide a picture of text ease (and hence potential challenges). The Text Easability components provided by Coh-Metrix go beyond traditional readability measures by providing metrics of text characteristics on multiple levels of language and discourse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplied Natural Language Processing: Identification, Investigation and Resolution
PublisherIGI Global
Pages188-205
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781609607418
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McNamara, D., & Graesser, A. C. (2011). Coh-Metrix: An automated tool for theoretical and applied natural language processing. In Applied Natural Language Processing: Identification, Investigation and Resolution (pp. 188-205). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-741-8.ch011

Coh-Metrix : An automated tool for theoretical and applied natural language processing. / McNamara, Danielle; Graesser, Arthur C.

Applied Natural Language Processing: Identification, Investigation and Resolution. IGI Global, 2011. p. 188-205.

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McNamara, D & Graesser, AC 2011, Coh-Metrix: An automated tool for theoretical and applied natural language processing. in Applied Natural Language Processing: Identification, Investigation and Resolution. IGI Global, pp. 188-205. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-741-8.ch011
McNamara D, Graesser AC. Coh-Metrix: An automated tool for theoretical and applied natural language processing. In Applied Natural Language Processing: Identification, Investigation and Resolution. IGI Global. 2011. p. 188-205 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-741-8.ch011
McNamara, Danielle ; Graesser, Arthur C. / Coh-Metrix : An automated tool for theoretical and applied natural language processing. Applied Natural Language Processing: Identification, Investigation and Resolution. IGI Global, 2011. pp. 188-205
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