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The features range from DOM-level features to more complex visual features and densitometric features like text density or link density.

How can I rewrite this sentence with leas "features".

Can I factor out "feature" and say:

The features range from DOM-level to more complex visual and densitometric features, like text density or link density.

Features are characteristics of webpage elements. DOM-level features are like heading, paragraph, divisions,.. etc. (in HTML source), visual features are like text color, back color, font weight, ..., densitometric features are like the number of links or words in a section.

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    Any time there is a struggle in sentence construction over a single word, in terms of placement or repetition, I tend to encourage the author to re-evaluate the entire sentence to solve the problem. In this case, could you provide a bit more context for the "features" being described? It might help reveal a superior restructuring. – David W Aug 13 '15 at 20:31
  • What is the problem ? I mean if "x-feature" cannot be abridged to "x", so you must repeat them – Cardinal Aug 13 '15 at 20:37
  • @DavidW I did... – Ahmad Aug 13 '15 at 20:40
  • What is text density? Dense = hard to understand? – Tᴚoɯɐuo Aug 13 '15 at 21:35
  • @TRomano the degree to which an area is filled with words. – Ahmad Aug 14 '15 at 4:36
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The features range from DOM-level (features) to more complex visual (features) and densitometric features like text density or link density.

Leave out the () then you get:

The features range from DOM-level to more complex visual and densitometric features, like text density or link density.

Comma optional.

  • You answered something that I was going to ask. (note the revision), it seems I can factor the "feature" out. – Ahmad Aug 14 '15 at 4:32
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I really think you can just drop them. Or you can replace them with component/function/etc.

How about this: "The features range from DOM-level components to more complex visual details and densitometric functions like text density or link density."

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I must admit I'm only marginally satisfied with this answer, but I will offer it nonetheless:

The features range from the DOM-level, such as paragraphs and headings, to the complex, such as text color and font weight, and also include the densitometric, such as link or text density.

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The features range from DOM-level to visual and densitometric ones. The visual features are complex [example here], and the densitometric [is this really the right word?] ones include link and text density.

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