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Evaluation tool for plain language

Period
2017 — 2018
Funding
FFG - Impact Innovation
Partners
  • CFS-GmbH
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More than 50% of adults in Germany have difficulties to fully comprehend information ditributed by government authorities and companies. This lack of reading abilites excludes people from knowing their right, from education and could even put them in danger. Communication in plain language is therefore an importamt tool to reduce barriers for information comprehension.

We are working to automatically evaluate whether a text is written in a way that it is comprehensible for people at different language levels (i.e. B1, A2, A1). In the long run this will give those who translate texts into plain language at tool to check their translation.