Sciweavers

Share
ICEIS
2005
IEEE

Narrative Support for Technical Documents: Formalising Rhetorical Structure Theory

9 years 2 months ago
Narrative Support for Technical Documents: Formalising Rhetorical Structure Theory
: Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) is an area that requires a lot of technical documents and an important feature of a well-written document is a coherent narrative. Even though computer software has helped authors in many other aspects of writing, support for document narratives is almost non-existent. Therefore, we introduce CANS (Computer-Aided Narrative Support), a tool that uses Rhetorical Structure Theory to enhance the narrative of a document. From this narrative, the tool generates questions to prompt the author for the content of the document. CANS also allows the author to explore alternative narratives for a document. A catalogue of predefined narrative structures for popular types of documents is provided too. Our tool is still in its rudimentary stages but sufficiently complete to be demonstrated.
Nishadi De Silva, Peter Henderson
Added 24 Jun 2010
Updated 24 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Where ICEIS
Authors Nishadi De Silva, Peter Henderson
Comments (0)
books