Smart Communications, Inc.
SMART Communications, Inc., in New York City, has 22+ years of R&D in the development of Natural Language Processing (NLP) software for text simplification. The SMART technologies include Controlled English (Manufacturing and Services), Plain English (Consumer and eGovernment) and Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE100 for Aerospace). Our linguists use Text Mining, for rapid custom dictionary development. Our MAXit team understands technical publishing, eLearning and computer-aided language translation.
Language Simplification Tools
Occam’s razor states that the SIMPLE explanation is the best explanation. Our Controlled English dictionaries help clients simplify information into clear, concise English. The MAXit Checker removes ambiguity, jargon and gobbledygook. A Controlled English text uses 1% percent of the English language to reach 95% of readers worldwide. Ideal for globalization and and translation pre-edit.
Controlled English is ideal for mobile devices and tablets that require a minimalist approach to information design. We offer services for XML, HTML5, Chromebooks and DITA.
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Text Analytics and Text Mining
The SMART Text miner quickly analyzes texts to extract terminology, nomenclature, part names, measurements, synonyms and abbreviations. The text mining results create the Controlled English dictionaries. The terminology is managed by the Lexicon Manager.
The MAXit Checker software
The MAXit Checker uses a combination of artificial intelligence, machine learning and controlled vocabularies to simplify English text. The program has 20 years of R&D and was designed for global aerospace users (S1000D) in 149 countries. Simple Add-In for Word or FrameMaker. Click below for a Starter Kit that includes the MAXit software, starter dictionaries and 200-page Writer's Guide.
SMART Language Translations
The SMART Team uses the SMART Translator tools to write, simplify, translate and publish technical information for global product support.
Writer Training Classes
SMART offers instructor-led Writer Training classes by GoToMeeting or on-site. Send Email for our 2016 class schedules, course outlines and costs.