Computer-assisted composing process in business writing

Tuan Norhafizali, Tuan Zakaria, Mohd Juzaiddin Ab Aziz, Tg. Nor Rizan Tg. Mohamad Maasum, Tg Mohd Maasum

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Abstract

There are many existing writing tools in the market such as WhiteSmoke and Business-in-a-Box. However most of these tools only provide mechanic tools such as spelling checker and grammar checker. Second language writers (L2) tend to translate directly from first language (L1) to English. It is difficult to stop this process because this is the nature of L2 writers. Currently, the writing documents will be proofread by someone who is fluent in English (lecturers or translators). The proofreading process is difficult and costly. This paper discusses an approach for developing a computer-assisted writing tool for non-native writers. Sample of sentences in business letters have been collected. Sentences according to the type of letters will be classified and the result of this study will be stored into an electronic thesaurus. This thesaurus will provide words for writers during writing where the word appears are related to the environment of sub-sentences. The software that will be developed will assist L2 writers to choose appropriate words during the preparation of the document.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - System Development and Application and Knowledge Society, ITSim'10
Pages1199-1203
Number of pages5
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, ITSim'10 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 15 Jun 201017 Jun 2010

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Other2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, ITSim'10
CityKuala Lumpur
Period15/6/1017/6/10

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Keywords

  • Business letter
  • Composing process
  • Computer-assisted writing tool
  • Non-native writers
  • Part of letter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Norhafizali, T., Zakaria, T., Ab Aziz, M. J., Tg. Mohamad Maasum, T. N. R., & Maasum, T. M. (2010). Computer-assisted composing process in business writing. In Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - System Development and Application and Knowledge Society, ITSim'10 (Vol. 3, pp. 1199-1203). [5561623] https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561623

Computer-assisted composing process in business writing. / Norhafizali, Tuan; Zakaria, Tuan; Ab Aziz, Mohd Juzaiddin; Tg. Mohamad Maasum, Tg. Nor Rizan; Maasum, Tg Mohd.

Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - System Development and Application and Knowledge Society, ITSim'10. Vol. 3 2010. p. 1199-1203 5561623.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Norhafizali, T, Zakaria, T, Ab Aziz, MJ, Tg. Mohamad Maasum, TNR & Maasum, TM 2010, Computer-assisted composing process in business writing. in Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - System Development and Application and Knowledge Society, ITSim'10. vol. 3, 5561623, pp. 1199-1203, 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, ITSim'10, Kuala Lumpur, 15/6/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561623
Norhafizali T, Zakaria T, Ab Aziz MJ, Tg. Mohamad Maasum TNR, Maasum TM. Computer-assisted composing process in business writing. In Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - System Development and Application and Knowledge Society, ITSim'10. Vol. 3. 2010. p. 1199-1203. 5561623 https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561623
Norhafizali, Tuan ; Zakaria, Tuan ; Ab Aziz, Mohd Juzaiddin ; Tg. Mohamad Maasum, Tg. Nor Rizan ; Maasum, Tg Mohd. / Computer-assisted composing process in business writing. Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - System Development and Application and Knowledge Society, ITSim'10. Vol. 3 2010. pp. 1199-1203
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