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    Computational Analyses of Multilevel Discourse Comprehension.Arthur C. Graesser & Danielle S. McNamara - 2011 - Topics in Cognitive Science 3 (2):371-398.
    The proposed multilevel framework of discourse comprehension includes the surface code, the textbase, the situation model, the genre and rhetorical structure, and the pragmatic communication level. We describe these five levels when comprehension succeeds and also when there are communication misalignments and comprehension breakdowns. A computer tool has been developed, called Coh-Metrix, that scales discourse (oral or print) on dozens of measures associated with the first four discourse levels. The measurement of these levels with an automated tool helps researchers track (...)
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  2. Computational Methods to Extract Meaning From Text and Advance Theories of Human Cognition.Danielle S. McNamara - 2011 - Topics in Cognitive Science 3 (1):3-17.
    Over the past two decades, researchers have made great advances in the area of computational methods for extracting meaning from text. This research has to a large extent been spurred by the development of latent semantic analysis (LSA), a method for extracting and representing the meaning of words using statistical computations applied to large corpora of text. Since the advent of LSA, researchers have developed and tested alternative statistical methods designed to detect and analyze meaning in text corpora. This research (...)
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  3. Assessing Cognitively Complex Strategy Use in an Untrained Domain.George T. Jackson, Rebekah H. Guess & Danielle S. McNamara - 2010 - Topics in Cognitive Science 2 (1):127-137.
    Researchers of advanced technologies are constantly seeking new ways of measuring and adapting to user performance. Appropriately adapting system feedback requires accurate assessments of user performance. Unfortunately, many assessment algorithms must be trained on and use pre‐prepared data sets or corpora to provide a sufficiently accurate portrayal of user knowledge and behavior. However, if the targeted content of the tutoring system changes depending on the situation, the assessment algorithms must be sufficiently independent to apply to untrained content. Such is the (...)
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  4. Cohesion, coherence, and expert evaluations of writing proficiency.Scott A. Crossley & Danielle S. McNamara - 2010 - In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society. pp. 984--989.
     
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  5. LSA as a measure of coherence in second language natural discourse.Scott A. Crossley, Philip M. McCarthy, Thomas Salsbury & Danielle S. McNamara - 2008 - In B. C. Love, K. McRae & V. M. Sloutsky (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society.
     
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    Comprehension‐Based Skill Acquisition.Stephanie M. Doane, Young Woo Sohn, Danielle S. McNamara & David Adams - 2000 - Cognitive Science 24 (1):1-52.
    We present a comprehension‐based computational model of UNIX user skill acquisition and performance in a training context (UNICOM). The work extends a comprehension‐based theory of planning to account for skill acquisition and learning. Individual models of 22 UNIX users were constructed and used to simulate user performance on successive command production problems in a training context. Comparisons of model and the human empirical data result in a high degree of agreement, validating the ability of UNICOM to predict user response to (...)
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  7. Automatic analyses of language, discourse, and situation models.Arthur C. Graesser, Moongee Jeon, Zhiqiang Cai, Danielle S. McNamara, J. Auracher & W. van Peer - 2008 - In Jan Auracher & Willie van Peer (eds.), New Beginnings in Literary Studies. Cambridge Scholars Press.
     
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    Leveraging a multidimensional linguistic analysis of constructed responses produced by college readers.Joseph P. Magliano, Lauren Flynn, Daniel P. Feller, Kathryn S. McCarthy, Danielle S. McNamara & Laura Allen - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 13.
    The goal of this study was to assess the relationships between computational approaches to analyzing constructed responses made during reading and individual differences in the foundational skills of reading in college readers. We also explored if these relationships were consistent across texts and samples collected at different institutions and texts. The study made use of archival data that involved college participants who produced typed constructed responses under thinking aloud instructions reading history and science texts. They also took assessments of vocabulary (...)
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    Bringing Cognitive Science into Education, and Back Again: The Value of Interdisciplinary Research.Danielle S. McNamara - 2006 - Cognitive Science 30 (4):605-608.
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    The epistemic stance between the author and reader: A driving force in the cohesion of text and writing.Danielle S. McNamara - 2013 - Discourse Studies 15 (5):579-595.
    This article explores the role of text cohesion in the comprehension and production of text. While most discourse models have considered the roles of the text features and the reader, the crucial role of writers’ epistemic stance has not been widely considered. The thesis explored here is that levels of cohesion emerge in text based on the epistemic stance of the author relative to the reader. Evidence is provided indicating that text genres show compensatory relationships between different features related to (...)
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  11. Assessing the structure of verbal protocols.Stacey A. Todaro, Joseph P. Magliano, Keith K. Millis, Danielle S. McNamara & Christopher A. Kurby - 2008 - In B. C. Love, K. McRae & V. M. Sloutsky (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society.
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