Reader, Writer and Student Models to Support Writing

  • Susan Bull
  • Simon Shurville
Conference paper
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 407)


We present a triad of user models to support writers. A reader model gathers information about the target readership. Its construction by the user helps them focus on expectations of their readers. A writer model is inferred from answers to brief questions, and holds information on writing strategies. This enables advice to be tailored to the user’s preferred way of writing. A student model is inferred from on-line Help viewed, and from information given by the user. This enables additional Help to be suggested. The models are designed to improve the performance of on-line writing environments by serving appropriate, individualised advice, as needed.


Stated Belief Water Colourist Student Model Reader Model Cooperative User 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Bull
    • 1
  • Simon Shurville
    • 1
  1. 1.School of LanguagesUniversity of BrightonUK

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