Convert Standard english into Basic english
including 30,000 scientific words in footnotes Now it can also do summaries automatically

Basic English

Because English is the language that people use most to communicate and not everybody speaks it fluently, it could be frustrating not to understand an interesting business, legal, technical, scientific text or even literature. There is a large number of people who have some knowledge of the English language but a very limited vocabulary so more complex material is hard to read. That's when Ogden Basic English comes in since if a person can go through the 45 steps required to learn Basic English (see the “Learn basic English” tab in the menu) and with the help of Simplish, any document however hard can be successfully read!


We use a different approach to the error-prone process of translation between languages: we assume the reader has some limited 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 is lost. With Simplish, you lose nothing, if you or the person you are trying to communicate with, have just a 1,000 words long vocabulary in English; because any text can be simplified down to this level. We have even simplified 30,000 common scientific words, which are described in footnotes where necessary. By popular demand however, we have recently added access to the Google translation API so that Premium & Platinum subscribers can obtain the Basic English version of text written in any of the major languages.


Using our general cognition engine and Simplish, we are able to generate a representation of knowledge in the the form of a sequence of ideograms, very similar to the ideas behind Chinese symbols, capable of “understanding” language and do summaries in standard english without looking at specific words, word frequencies, ontologies, topic maps, word sequences, pattern-matching or any prior training! The system can leave out any sentences whose meaning is repeated or any irrelevant material present. The user only needs to give the system two parameters: a threshold of when two concepts should be considered identical and the level of summarization desired (relevance). Moreover, now that the Google translation API has been added, Platinum subscribers can do multilingual summaries using Simplish!

How do we get from

standard to

simplish version?

75,000 standard english words

30,000 scientific & technology words

Explained in footnotes

Simple basic english version using a basic 1,000 words vocabulary

Summarize and/or Simplify your own files and have your own personal dictionary

  • PRO

    • Upload 10 Mb Maximum file size (.txt, .pdf, .doc)

    • 5,000 maximum words per file

    • 20 Daily online Conversion

    • 5 daily file upload

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    • Upload 50 Mb Maximum file size (.txt, .pdf, .doc)

    • 25,000 maximum words per file

    • Unlimited Online conversions

    • Unlimited daily file upload

    • E-mail Support

    • per quarter (US dollars)

    • Upload 50 Mb Maximum file size (.txt, .pdf, .doc)

    • 50,000 maximum words per file

    • Unlimited Online conversions

    • Unlimited daily file upload

    • Simplify & Summary your files

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      per quarter (US dollars)
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