EASY LANGUAGE AT THE PUSH OF A BUTTON
For authorities and companies
With the help of our translation tool, you can quickly and affordably convert your content to become easily understandable for everyone. We find and develop a suitable AI-based solution for your individual needs.
Contact us via our contact form to find out how our tool can help you improve your communication with customers or employees!
We support your translation process with the first ever AI-based translation tool for easy language. This way, your translation process becomes as efficient as possible!
Our tool supports you with particularly complex text passages and speeds up your entire translation process with features such as a glossary or a synonym search – all conveniently integrated directly into microsoft office as an add-in.
What we offer
- No installation required, can be used in any browser
- Focused on easy access to real-time translation capability
- Additional tools for rapid post-processing and collection of user feedback
Microsoft Office plug-in
- Easy installation via the Microsoft App Store
- Less “copy-paste” in the translation process
- Fully integrable into any (CMS) system
- Multiple users across teams and departments
About our Tool
The tool is based on multiple technical components of our translation “engine” – including a Natural Language Processing (NLP) model trained specifically for easy language. In addition, there are multiple rule-based systems for refining the translation result and making it more robust.
In addition to the classic translation function, we offer both the synonyms, glossary function and the integrated AI.
You can learn how SUMMM AI works in detail in our step by step guide.
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Frequently asked questions
What requirements do I need to use SUMM AI?
– Access to a PC or laptop
– Internet access with a common browser (e.g. Googe Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge)
– A license or trial package
Everyone can use SUMM AI! The most important thing is that you are familiar with the original text and its content and can judge whether it is correctly represented in the easy text version – we take care of the easy language! We also recommend attending an introductory workshop on the topic of easy language so that you know the most important rules of easy language. Every AI-based tool is a support tool: the decision, what AI-generated text part is ultimately used always lies with the human user.
Are the SUMM AI texts checked?
The texts that our tool generates in easy language are not checked by a group of people representing the target audience. Providing them at the push of a button would no longer be feasible. However, we work with tested texts in the development of our tool and also closely monitor our development process. This is done by certified and very experienced easy language translators as well as by reviewers from the target group itself. With the latter, we conduct regular reviews of our tool and the texts generated with it. This way, we include the target audience as an integral part of our product development. A report on our tool written by a reviewer can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CpP8-BsNNh6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
How can I involve a review group?
For particularly important information, we recommend checking the translated text with a review group to ensure that the target audience understands it well as. We are be happy to get you in touch with review groups we trust – for example, the KJF Werkstätten St. Josef in Straubing. Please contact us, preferably by e-mail at prüfung@summ-ai.com! Soon, it will also be possible to send us a test request directly in our tool.
What is Easy Language?
Easy language is a highly simplified form of language (competence level A1-A2) and a defined language style rooted in the domain of accessibility. The most important features are short sentences, no subordinate clauses, no jargon, and additional explanations. At first glance, a text in easy language might appear a bit unfamiliar. However, the main goal is text comprehension. In addition, there are standardized rules for texts in easy language and legal requirements to offer information in easy language. Its target audience consists primarily of people with learning difficulties, with educational disadvantages, or with a migration background and little language skills. This target audience is estimated to be more than 10 million people in Germany alone. In the U.S., more than 54% of adults read below the level of 6th grade. In addition to providing access to critical information, easy language can help make complicated texts understandable for all, so it is becoming increasingly popular.
Here you can find more information about easy language.
What is plain language and how does it differ from easy language?
Plain language is often confused with easy language because the terms are quite similar.
The most important distinction is: Plain language is more complex than easy language! For example, it allows for commas and subordinate clauses. It also does not follow such a strict set of rules. In terms of competency levels, plain language is A2-B1. Easy language, on the other hand, should use words from the A1-A2 level.
There are various advantages of plain language, especially for companies: It is very easy to understand for everyone, and at the same time, it’s less “bumpy” or “odd” than easy language. Thus, if you want to communicate with customers in a fluent and appealing way but still very understandable, plain language is the right choice.
Disadvantage: It is not the most accessible option! Since it allows for more complexity than easy language, some people from the easy language target audience, who are dependent on heavily simplified text, are excluded by plain language.
We also offer an AI-based solution for plain language – contact us via email@example.com!
Here you can find more information about easy language.
Are you interested or do you have any questions?
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