Publications of Nina Macdonald
Articles or Book Chapters
Hoffman, M.M., O'Gorman, L., Story, G.A., Arnold, J.Q., and Macdonald, N.H.
The RightPages Service: An Image-Based Electronic Library, Journal of
the American Society for Information Science, 1993, 44 (8), 446-452.
Frase, L. T., Macdonald, N.H., and Keenan, S.A. Intuitions, Algorithms, and
a Science of Design. Designing Usable Text, T. Duffy and R. Waller
(Eds.). New York: Academic Press (1985).
Macdonald, N.H. The UNIX Writer's Workbench Software: Rationale and Design.
Bell System Technical Journal, 1983, 62 (6), 1891-1908. Reprinted
in Plain Language: Principles and Practice, Erwin Steinberg (Ed.). Detroit:
Wayne State University Press (1991).
Cherry, L. L. and Macdonald, N.H. THE UNIX WRITER'S WORKBENCH Software: Tools
for Writers. BYTE, 1983, 8 (10), 241-248.
Cherry, L. L., Fox, M. L., Frase, L. T., Gingrich, P. S., Keenan, S. A.,
and Macdonald, N. H. Computer Aids for Text Analysis. Bell Laboratories
Record, 1983, May/June, 10-16.
Macdonald, N. H., Frase, L. T., Gingrich, P. S., and Keenan, S. A., Writer's
Workbench: Computer Aid for Text Analysis. IEEE Transactions on
Communications, Special Issue on Communication in the Automated Office,
1982, 30 (1), 105-110. Reprinted in the Educational Psychologist
1982,17, (3), 172-179.
Frase, L. T., Macdonald, N. H., Gingrich, P. S., Keenan, S. A., and Collymore,
J. L. Computer Aids for Text Assessment and Writing Instruction. Performance
and lnstruction, 1981, 20 ,21-24.
Streeter, L. A., Macdonald, N. H., Apple, W., Krauss, R. M. and Galotti,
K. M. Acoustic and Perceptual Indicators of Emotional Stress. Journal
of the Acoustic Society of America, 1983, 73 (4) 1354-1360.
Macdonald, Antonina H. The influence of Duration on the Processing of English
Sentences. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan, 1979).
Dissertation Abstracts International, 1979, 40 (University
Microfilms No. AAD79-25187)
Papers Presented at Technical Meetings
Macdonald, N. H. EXPRESS: An electronic subscription and distribution system.
Proceedings of the Bellcore Workshop on High-Performance Information
Filtering: Foundations, Architectures and Applications, November 1991.
Macdonald, N. H. The Writer's Workbench Programs and Their Use in Technical
Writing. Proceedings of the 29th International Technical Communication
Conference , May, 1982.
Macdonald, N. H. and M. F. Poller. Language Processing Tools: The Writer's
Workbench and Extensions. Proceedings of the AFIPS Office Automation
Conference, April, 1982, 667-673.
Macdonald, Nina H. Pattern Matching and Language Analyses as Editing Supports.
Paper presented as part of a symposium on the Writer's Workbench (L. Frase,
Chair), at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association,
Macdonald, Nina H. Duration as a Syntactic Boundary Cue in Ambiguous Sentences.
Proceedings of the 1976 IEEE International Conference of Acoustics, Speech,
and Signal Processing, 1976, 565 572.
Talks presented at technical meetings
Macdonald, Nina H. Computer Aides for Authors: Present and Future. Invited
talk for The Third Kenan Convocation on "The Effects of the Computer Revolution
on Teaching and Learning," Chapel Hill, NC, June 1984.
Macdonald, Nina H. "The Writer's Workbench: Tools for Improving Writing."
Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing,
Macdonald, Nina. The Writer's Workbench Programs. Talk given as part of a
symposium on Computers and Education (A. Melmed, Chair), at the National
Computer Conference, Chicago, 1981.
Macdonald, Nina. Clarifying Technical Jargon: Advice from a Computer. Invited
speech to the Northeast Regional Meeting of Women in Communications, Inc.,
Macdonald, Nina H. and Lorinda L. Cherry. How to Write Better in Thirty Easy
Programs. Talk given to a joint meeting of the psychology and computer science
divisions of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1981.
Macdonald, Nina H. The Role of Pauses in Natural Sentence Processing. Talk
presented at the Linguistic Society of America Summer Meeting, Urbana-Champaign,
With Lorinda Cherry, discussed the WRITER'S WORKBENCH system on New York's
WCBS Channel 2 News program.
Described the importance of UNIX system features to the development of the
WRITER'S WORKBENCH system in a Bell Labs movie called "UNIX: An Introduction
With Lorinda Cherry, demonstrated the WRITER'S WORKBENCH system on NBC's
Primarily responsible for or interviewed for numerous newspaper and magazine
articles and radio interviews.
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