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|How can I influence how many periods are inserted in a First Draft?|
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Period Insertion in First Draft
First Draft seeks to pull as much time as possible out of the editing experience before the draft even reaches the MTE. One of the ways it adds value is to insert periods in likely locations when they are not dictated by the author. The periods that are inserted are guesses based on the context (surrounding words) and acoustics (changes in pitch) of the document – the same types of cues an MTE would use to figure out where a period belongs. By default, the First Draft engine is more selective in where it inserts periods and tries to insert very few incorrect periods (false positives). It is possible, however, to tell the engine to insert a few more correct periods if the editor is more experienced and can handle false positives well.
The period insertion setting is a Professional level tuning option available on the First Draft Tuning tab. Changing the setting to “more periods” will tell the engine to be more liberal with how many periods it inserts, even though it may add a few that don’t belong in the draft. Setting it to “higher accuracy” (which is the default) will cause the engine to insert fewer periods, even though it might miss some that it should have inserted.
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|Tuesday, July 10, 2018|
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