We discussed with educators what problems they've had. One of those problems was a break down in communication between parents and teachers.
What it does
It takes a given text, and reduces its lexicon to a more accessible reading level
How we built it
We developed a backend parser that takes words, and finds synonyms that are more commonly used, and pushes those words back to a front end website
Challenges we ran into
Human language is full of nuance
Accomplishments that we're proud of
It makes the preamble of the US constitution more accessible
What we learned
NLP requires further developed API, frameworks, etc.
What's next for Decomplicate
We want to begin to parse clauses in to shorter sentences