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In: Studies of functional text quality
In: Learning to Write Effectively: Current Trends in European Research
In: Learning to Write Effectively: Current Trends in European Research


This chapter describes the repair strategies of writers who have started using speech recognition systems for writing business texts. It brings together the oral and the written representation of the text. This characteristic of the new writing context created by voice recognition is the central starting point of the chapter. The chapter describes a case study in which writing strategies related to repairs are explored, and the relation between the use of writing modes and the repair behaviour is described. It describes the repair strategies of two writers with different dictating experience. The chapter confirms the potential hybrid character of speech recognition as a writing mode, since it combines characteristics of both classical dictating and keyboard based word processing. It better describes the interaction with the 'text produced so far', and evaluates the cognitive load caused by imperfect representations.

In: Writing and Digital Media

The use of computers as writing instruments has not only had a profound effect on the writing practice and the attitudes towards writing, it has also created new possibilities for writing research. In the field of cognitive writing research especially, keystroke-logging programs have become very popular. In this paper we describe a new logging program, called Inputlog. The program consists of three modules: (1) a data collection module that registers on-line writing processes on a very detailed level; (2) a data analysis module that offers basic and more advanced statistical analyses (e.g., text and pause analysis); and (3) a play module that enables researchers to review the writing session. In this chapter we describe the technical and functional characteristics of Inputlog and we wind up the paper with a preview of the plans for further developments.

In: Computer Key-Stroke Logging and Writing
Digital media has become an increasingly powerful force in modern society. This volume brings together outstanding European, American and Australian research in "writing and digital media" and explores its cognitive, social and cultural implications. The book is divided into five sections, covering major areas of research: writing modes and writing environments (e.g. speech technology), writing and communication (e.g. hypervideos), digital tools for writing research (e.g. web analysis tools, keystroke logging and eye-tracking), writing in online educational environments (e.g. collaborative writing in L2), and social and philosophical aspects of writing and digital media (e.g. CMC, electronic literacy and the global digital divide).In addition to presenting programs of original research by internationally known scholars from a variety of disciplines, each chapter provides a comprehensive review of the current state-of-the-art in the field and suggests directions for future research.
Writing is central to the functioning of developed societies. However, the psychological processes that allow us to transform complex ideas into language and express them on paper or computer screen are poorly understood. Writing and Cognition goes some way towards remedying this. It describes new and diverse work both by field leaders and by newer researchers exploring the complex relationships between language, the mind, and the environments in which writers work. Chapters range in focus from a detailed analysis of single-word production to the writing of whole texts. They explore the basic processes involved in writing, the effects of writing on thought and how these vary across different educational and workplace contexts.
In: Writing and Cognition
In: Writing and Cognition
In: Writing and Cognition