DigInclude - Digital inclusion in the connected society for groups with special needs
|Coordinator||RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - SICS EAST SWEDISH ICT AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 9 131 240|
|Project duration||May 2016 - August 2018|
|Venture||Challenge-driven innovation - Phase 2 Collaboration|
Purpose and goal
The project aims to significantly improve public sectors´ digital accessibility for citizens with special needs through the use of modern language technology including writing support with multilingual terminology, machine translation, automatic text simplification, adding symbols to text, and measurement of text complexity. The goal is to make it easier for foreigners, people with reading difficulties and older seniors to use and understand societal information and e-services.
Expected results and effects
The companies involved in the project have developed their products to better manage text production for the public sector. At the same time, the public actors included in the project have gained thorough knowledge of the possibilities of improving digital inclusion using AI technology and modern language technology tools. New language-based tools for automated text simplification and text complexity analysis have been developed, integrated into a freely available service and evaluated.
Planned approach and implementation
Together with the partners of the project we have analyzed existing text material and demonstrated the possibilities of using language-based tools and AI-based technology to significantly improve and quality assure the production of text in different ways. In particular, we have shown how services for machine translation, terminology and style control as well as symbolization can facilitate the work of writers. We have also conducted a number of user studies to document the effect of using these services. The results have been presented to both public and other authorities.