Because English is the language of Science and Business and that not everybody speaks it fluently, it could be frustrating not to understand an interesting technical or scientific text. 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) 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!
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 snippets of material that might be 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.
40,000 standard english words
30,000 scientific & technology words
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