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Multi-level Text Interpreter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109938D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The increased use of electronic mail applications has made it possible for many users to receive notes with varying degrees of grammatical educational levels in their mail repositories. The complexity of some notes or documents may hinder the speedy response of the recipient due to a lack of understanding of the complex note or document.

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Multi-level Text Interpreter

      The increased use of electronic mail applications has made it
possible for many users to receive notes with varying degrees of
grammatical educational levels in their mail repositories.  The
complexity of some  notes or documents may hinder the speedy response
of the recipient due to a lack of understanding of the complex note
or document.

      This article describes a method that allows a user to change
the reading level of an incoming note or document.  This service will
give the user the capability of changing any textual document or note
to a level of vocabulary or style that is best understood by the
reader.  This service can operate by rules of engagement for
grammatical conversions which can be either system defined, user
defined, or both.  Upon the recipient selecting an appropriate level,
the document is submitted against a rule based engine.  This rule
based engine will translate individual words, tenses, and grammatical
structures to the selected educational level.

      The service allows the user to review the document in its
natural state.  This will enable the user to ensure that no important
data has been omitted.  This differs from prior applications by
allowing its users to change all or just certain aspects of their
documentation to more advanced or less advanced grade levels.

      Disclosed anonymously.