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    Do you wonder if you’re writing at the right reading level for your target audience? The core technology of WizeNoze is our reading level classification, which automatically determines the reading level of texts. Using this technology you can:

    • easily check the reading level of your text
    • rewrite texts for a specific reading level
    • offer your readers content at their reading level.

    Readability classification

    The readability of texts is generally analysed by applying readability formulas. In our view, these formulas are obsolete. Using state-of-the-art machine learning technology, we have developed our own readability classification offering a scale of five reading levels. We employ the same text attributes as traditional readability formulas, but we also rely on more advanced grammatical characteristics of a text. Then, based on large quantities of previously labelled sample texts (training data), the machine learning technology determines which textual features are important for predicting its readability.

    Readability classification

    The readability of texts is generally analysed by applying readability formulas. In our view, these formulas are obsolete. Using state-of-the-art machine learning technology, 

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    we have developed our own readability classification offering a scale of five reading levels. We employ the same text attributes as traditional readability formulas, but we also rely on more advanced grammatical characteristics of a text. Then, based on large quantities of previously labelled sample texts (training data), the machine learning technology determines which textual features are important for predicting its readability.

    Our five reading levels correspond to the following levels of schooling

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    WizeScan

    WizeScan quickly checks the reading level of online content. Use the web tool at WizeScan.com or download the Chrome plugin. With a single click you can check the readability of each web page in your browser against our five-level reading scale. WizeScan is a free tool. Once you’ve used WizeScan five times to check reading levels, we will ask you to sign up for a free account at WizeScan.com.

    It’s easy to use:

    • Checks the reading level of online texts at the press of a button
    • Links directly for editing in WizeNote
    • Works for Dutch and English texts
    • WizeScan is totally free!

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    Quickscan

    Do you need to process a lot of content? Classify a whole website or content store? Request a Quickscan of your whole content store or use our API (read below about our API).

    WizeNoze API

    Our classification technology for determining the reading level of text is also available as an API. If you offer tools for teachers to prepare their teaching materials, for instance, then you can integrate our classification technology. The teacher can check the reading level of material with a single click within your tool.

    The WizeNoze Readability API provides readability classification for plain text, raw HTML and URLs, in English and Dutch, assigning one of 5 reading levels, from easy to hard. The classification is based on state-of-the-art machine learning and natural language processing technology. To assess the readability of HTML documents we use a smart content extraction algorithm to get to the plain text. This plain text is included in the response of our API. The WizeNoze Readability API is available through Mashape’s Marketplace.

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