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InViEdit / Writing Study @ NAACL-BEA 2016

InViEdit is a web-based writing environment for evaluating methods in intelligent writing assistance.

We used InViEdit for our writing study introduced at the NAACL-BEA workshop 2016. We first introduced the writing environment in the corresponding long paper.

Please use the following citation:

  author    = {Meyer, Christian M. and Koch, Johann Frerik},
  title     = {Computer-assisted stylistic revision with incomplete and noisy feedback. A pilot study},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications},
  month     = {June},
  year      = {2016},
  location  = {San Diego, CA, USA},
  pages     = {42--52}
  url       = {}

Abstract: We investigate how users of intelligent writing assistance tools deal with correct, incorrect, and incomplete feedback. To this end, we conduct an empirical user study around an L1 text revision task for German. Our participants should revise stylistic issues in two given texts using a novel web-based writing environment that highlights potential issues and provides corresponding feedback messages. In comparison to a control group, we find that precision plays a more important role than recall, which confirms previous findings for other languages, issue types, user groups, and experimental setups.

Contact person: Christian M. Meyer,

Don't hesitate to send us an e-mail or report an issue, if something is broken (and it shouldn't be) or if you have further questions.

For license information, see LICENSE.txt and NOTICE.txt files.


  • Java 7 and higher
  • J2EE platform with JavaServer Pages (JSP) implementations (e.g., Apache Tomcat 7 and higher)
  • Maven
  • MySQL database (or other SQL database)
  • Smart GWT 4.1

Quick installation guide

mvn -P gwt package
  • Deploy the resulting war file to your Tomcat's webapps folder
  • Start Tomcat and try logging in to the writing environment as admin:password.


A web-based writing environment for evaluating intelligent writing assistance methods. We have used this system for our writing study published at the BEA workshop held at NAACL 2016




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