I wrote:

..., In this paper, we propose an XML scheme and a tool for converting these treebanks to XML. We designed the scheme so/such that to facilitate querying linguistic data using XQuery.

I know its probably wrong, but how can I use "so that" or "such that" here? To mean we designed the scheme (such) to facilitate .....

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    Sounds wrong. You probably wanted to say "in order to" or just "to". Oct 21, 2015 at 18:47
  • @VictorBazarov "in order to" or "to" indicates our aim of doing it, but doesn't convey how this aim affected the design process. right?
    – Ahmad
    Oct 21, 2015 at 18:54
  • I don't pretend to understand the intricacies of XML, XQuery, etc. It is unclear what exactly you are trying to convey. In the paper you propose a scheme. You also propose a tool. The scheme is designed to be used with XQuery. That's how I understand it. Do you want it to be more elaborate? Oct 21, 2015 at 19:00
  • Perhaps, "We designed the scheme to be suitable for using with XQuery for retrieving linguistic data"? Oct 21, 2015 at 19:15
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    "We designed the scheme such that it can be used with XQuery..." Oct 21, 2015 at 20:03

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"so" and "and such that" are totally unnecessary here.

Unless you're playing some sort of Buzzword Bingo, that is. In which case:

We designed the scheme so/such that querying linguistic data using XQuery is facilitated.

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