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Syntax: understanding easier to read

When Thu 18 Sep 1430
Where BAU Design College
Who Kevin Larson

William Shatner is known for having the most unusual cadence when he speaks. Most people keep syntactically meaningful units together, but the famous Star Trek Captain is a little unpredictable. Keeping syntactic phrases together makes it easier for people to understand each other. In reading, commas can be used to separate phrases, but there are few commas compared to phrases, and commas are also a little unpredictable. This talk will show that there can be large improvements in reading comprehension if we can figure out the right way to visualize syntax.

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