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Understandability

The articulation of financial terms in words whose meanings can be understood by a layperson.
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An analyst can easily measure the readability of any finance document.
What are the differences among readability measures and text sources (e.
Chapter 5 focuses on "Coherence and Discourse" properties of texts and their effect on readability, where, in addition to a further discussion of conceptual linking and background knowledge, the authors discuss the effect of frames and metaphors on readability.
Popular readability indices such as the Fry Readability (Fry, 1977) and Flesch-Kincaid (Flesch, 1948) use factors such as the number of sentences in a passage and the syllable count of the words in the passage.
Less complex words were substituted for these words in an attempt to improve readability scores.
This formula was chosen since it is easily accessible to users and widely used on both PC and Mac computers as a built-in readability tool for Microsoft Office Word software.
As noted, four validated readability scoring methods were utilized to comprehensively evaluate each article.
The variation of readability identified in our study suggests that with contributions from health literacy specialists, public health agencies could further adapt the EVD information provided.
As shown in the previous section, research on rule generation has been focused on optimization from the viewpoint of a kind of efficiency or robustness, with little focus on readability.
The authors acknowledge many limitations of readability formulas.
One of the important issues related to textbooks which needs attention is readability (Educational Terminology, 1998) termed in Arabic as Maqru'iyyah or Inqira 'iyyah (Tucaymah and al-Thucaybi, 2006).