Simplish uses an 850-word vocabulary based on C.K. Ogden's Basic English plus 100 specialized words to be selected and 50 international words (1,000 words in total) for paraphrasing through fully rewriting in simple English. It also includes our own scientific dictionary to help process scientific/technical material; with scientific words explained in footnotes using the Basic English vocabulary.
This approach allows for infinite expressiveness using a finite vocabulary. Other methods of rewording or paraphrasing text typically change only those words or phrases they have a replacement for but leave many words untouched, so that the final vocabulary is unpredicatable. Our system replaces ALL words so the final text has a finite predictable 1,000 words vocabulary.
Our summaries are produced on the basis of semantic relevance and NOT word-frequency, which is not a reliable method since often important material is not mentioned often and could be missed. By using our legal, scientific and business dictionaries, even complex material can be summarized succesfuly. Platinum subscribers are able to use multiple languages both for multi-document summaries and also for rewording text.
Our method involves generating a multi-dimensional ideaogram for each sentence, generating a volume of interest around the sequence produced by the first document, and including in the summary any sentences from other documents that fall within this volume; i.e. have added knowledge. Platinum subscribers are able to use multiple languages both for multi-document summaries and also for rewording text.
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Vocabulary: Basic /International
Obtain explanations of the vocabulary of your choice in footnotes
Enter your reference document as the first text an then all your other contents, such as documents, texts or URLs, in any Google language (only Platinum subscribers)
You can process all the content of your choice and obtain an automatic summary
Choose the level of relevance and equivalence required.
English is the dominant language on the web and in general for communicating today. In a wide range of areas such as business, Law, entertainment, technology, science and even literature, it acts as the lingua Franca that allows us to interact successfully in today's global economy. Moreover, English contains more words than any other language on the planet; more than 1 million in total.
We use a different approach to the error-prone process of translation between languages: we aim Simplish at users who have some knowledge of English and so will be able to read the text after a process of Simplification. When translating from one language to another, particulaly between languages with different linguistic roots, sometimes crucial information can be wrongly translated.
Simplish is also able to improve reading, learning, and teaching by intelligently rewording difficult English, for faster comprehension. It helps teachers save time and produce engaging lessons using a fixed well-defined reduced vocabulary every student understands, and thereby help improve learning outcomes. In fact, Basic English grammar is not different from that of standard English, it simply takes in only a part that can later be expanded bit by bit, as the student becomes more fluent.
Simplification can also be used to enhance the capabilities of Deep Learning and Data Mining systems for instance. Although the Semantic Web has been very successful, there is a lot of material remaining that is completely unstructured, and converting it into a version that uses a reduced vocabulary makes these systems far more powerful. Using Simplish, for instance, a conversational agent can be made to recognize 100,000 words, while actually only using a 1,000-word vocabulary!
Using our general cognition engine and Simplish, we are able to generate a multi-lingual multi-document summary, based on a representation of knowledge in the form of a sequence of multi-dimensional ideograms, very similar to the ideas behind Chinese symbols, making our system capable of “understanding” language and producing more coherent, better quality summaries than those produced using conventional methods.
Among other things, important information is often not mentioned many times, and so standard methods can yield inadequate results. Our algorithm does not look at specific pre-selected words, word frequencies, ontologies, topic maps, word sequences, pattern-matching or any prior training! Our strategy is based on Peirce's ideas on abduction and uses relevance as the criterion for including/excluding sentences.
75,000 standard English words
30,000 scientific & technology words
Explained in footnotes
Simple Basic English version using a basic 1,000 words vocabulary
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