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Science writing can feature complex terminology that may put off ordinary readers. Make sure your writing is accessible and universal with the De-Jargonizer, "an automated jargon identification program aimed at helping scientists and science communication trainers improve and adapt vocabulary use for a variety of audiences." Users have the option of copying and pasting the text they want analyzed into the tool, or directly uploading a Text (.txt) or Word (.docx) document of any length. Users will then receive results that color-code their text into groupings based on words that are "high frequency/common words, mid-frequency/normal words, and jargon." As the site notes, "studies have shown that a reader needs to understand 98 percent of vocabulary in a text to adequately comprehend its contents." Using this system, the De-Jargonizer can help users identify and rewrite portions of their text deemed inaccessible. The tool was designed by a group of professors and researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, and Holon Institute of Technology and is compatible with both English and Hebrew text.
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January 31st, 2020
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December 27th, 2019 at 1:09pm
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January 21st, 2020 at 11:57am
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