Implementation of a Proposal System of English Essay Outlines
Abstract: In order to write a persuasive essay in English, it is necessary for especially non-native beginners to compose an appropriate essay outline as a preparation. However, this is a difficult task for such learners with limited knowledge because it requires knowledge of logical development. In order to solve the problem, the purpose of this study is to develop a system that automatically composes and proposes essay outlines to such learners. The system has knowledge on structures of English paragraphs and essays. By referring to both the knowledge and ideas gathered by a user, the system composes several essay outlines which reflect the user’s intention and have appropriate structures, and proposes the outlines to the user.
Presider: John Storm, University of Aberdeen