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Technology Feature Brief: Automated Text Simplification

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Center on Inclusive Software for Learning (CISL) at CAST



Automated text simplification uses automated processes like natural language processing, machine learning, or artificial intelligence (AI) to change how texts are worded to make them easier to understand.

The Center on Inclusive Software for Learning (CISL) at CAST conducted literature reviews and testing within Clusive, our adaptive and accessible web-based reader designed during the project, to develop Technology Feature Briefs. These briefs are designed for educators, developers, and researchers to find out more about particular features within technology tools, how they’re used, and whether they might be effective in addressing different barriers within a technology environment.

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Center on Inclusive Software for Learning at CAST. (2023). Technology Feature Brief: Automated Text Simplification. CAST.

This content was developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H327A170002. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Celia Rosenquist.

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