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Model of proofed text

The proofed text type is in some sense primary: it is in theory a complete linguistic description of the target language in question. The actual instantiation of this in some relatively formal representation will be a major task, where it proves necessary. In practice, the detailed and explicit part of this description is only necessary for the purpose of making tests: it may be possible to substitute a method of generating test examples that is adequate, as long as the distinctions stated in this taxonomy can be shown to be instantiated. Thus, this part of the model, in our portable, self-contained definition of the task and attributes associated with it, may be mostly implicit. General characteristics that should be given to guide the later processes include: