Justification structures for document reuse [chapter]

L. Karl Branting, James C. Lester
1996 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Document drafting|an important problem-solving task of professionals in a wide variety of elds|typi es a design task requiring complex adaptation for case reuse. This paper proposes a framework for document reuse based on an explicit representation of the illocutionary and rhetorical structure underlying documents. Explicit representation of this structure facilitates (1) interpretation of previous documents by enabling them to \explain themselves," (2) construction of documents by enabling
more » ... ment drafters to issue goal-based speci cations and rapidly retrieve documents with similar intentional structure, and (3) maintenance of multi-generation documents.
doi:10.1007/bfb0020603 fatcat:bcsf7jq4nvgfdggqpw2isnozry