Scientific and Technical Texts Automatic Editing Linguistic Knowledge Base
Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
The paper discusses facilities of computer systems for editing scientific and technical texts, which
partially automate functions of human editor and thus help the writer to improve text quality. Two experimental
systems LINAR and CONUT developed in 90s to control the quality of Russian scientific and technical texts
are briefly described; and general principles for designing more powerful editing systems are pointed out.
Features of an editing system being now under development are outlined, primarily the underlying linguistic
knowledge base and procedures controlling the text.