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The only Ogden's Basic English text-simplifying tool online. Now the simplish tool can also do summaries. Try it now!
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Simplish is the result of an artificial intelligence project developed by a consortium led by The Goodwill Company Ltd. The main objective of this team effort is producing a means to reduce the number of words employed to convey knowledge, while substantially maintaining the information content. The Simplish wizard is an online tool that translates any text in English into its Basic English version, that is the same content written using only the 1,000 essential words in English that Charles K. Ogden defined for Basic English.

Making available this tool for use by the general public, through this site, we provide a useful service that our team is very happy to offer to those whose mother tongue is not English – particularly in the global scientific community – or people who need to understand quickly technical, complex texts without the help of an external person and without losing any information of the content.

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This helps understand why English is so hard. 
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Ogden's Basic English is made up of 850 basic words, 50 international words and 100 specialized words depending on the topic of interest. Here are the 100 we use for legal matters:

accuse, acquit, adjourn, adjudicate, advocate, affidavit, affirm, agent, allege, appeal, arbitrate, award, bailiff, blackmail, breach, caveat, civil, commercial, conciliation, contract, conveyancing, convict, covenant, counsel, court, criminal, custody, decree, deed, defamation, defendant, divorce, edict, equity, enforcement, estate, evidence, felony, forgery, fraud, indictment, injunction, judgment, justice, judicial, jurisdiction, jury, legal, legislation, liability, libel, liberty, litigation, manslaughter, misdemeanor, mitigate, negligence, probate, probation, prison, magistrate, martial, mediating, negligence, parliament, perjury, petition, precedent, prosecution, plaintiff, probate, proceedings, prosecute, police, plea, referendum, register, remand, remedy, respondent, robbery, sue, sanction, sentence, serve, service, slander, solicitor, statute, summons, theft, tort, treason, trial, tribunal, violate, warrant, ward, writ, witness.
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Ogden's Basic English is made up of 850 basic words, 50 international words and 100 specialized words depending on the topic of interest. Here are the 100 we use for science:

absorption, active, age, alternative, application, arc, area, arrange, axis, break, bubble, capacity, case, cell, column, component, compound, compute, continuous, cross, decrease, deficiency, deposit, determining, difference, difficulty, direct, disappearance, disturbance, electronics, elimination, energy, environment, equation, evaporation, exact, experiment, explanation, focus, friction, fusion, generation, groove, guard, hypertext, image, impurity, individual, Internet, interpretation, investigator, joint, latitude, layer, length, link, longitude, mean, melt, mixture, nucleus, origin, path, pollution, pressure, projection, proof, reference, relative, reproduction, resistance, research, rigidity, rock, rotation, screen, seal, section, sensitivity, shadow, shear, shell, similarity, solution, spark, specimen, stimulus, strain, strength, stress, substitution, successive, supply, surface, technology, thickness, thrust, tool, transmission, transparent.
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Have just realized Simplish is just a clever automatic implementation of the Feynman Technique! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrNqSLPaZLc
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A 10-minute history of the English language! https://t.co/39V5wrvIln
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Here is a mind map for the holiday season, Happy New Year!
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Absolutely! It's all about punctuation...
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Ogden's Basic English is made up of 850 basic words, 50 international words and 100 specialized words depending on the topic of interest. Here are the 100 we use for business & commerce matters:

acceptance, accident, address, agency, allowance, arbitration, asset, assistant, average, bankrupt, barrel, bill, broker, budget, capital, certificate, charge, circulation, claim, client, code, combine, competition, complaint, consignment, consumer, conversion, correlation, cost, court, customs, debit, debt, deck, defect, deflation, delivery, demand, deposit, discount, distribution, economy, efficiency, effort, elasticity, emerging, employer, experiment, export, factor, fatigue, firm, finance, forecast, gross, guarantee, habit, hire, hold, import, income, index, inflation, investment, lag, liability, license, load, loan, margin, market, monetary, monopoly, packing, pair, partner, pension, plan, policy, population, production, purchase, reference, rent, retail, sale, sample, saving, security, service, share, show, sight, speculation, statistics, stimulus, strike, supply, wages, wholesale.
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If you think English spelling is confusing — why "head" sounds nothing like "heat," or why "steak" doesn't rhyme with "streak," and "some" doesn't rhyme with "home" — you can blame the Great Vowel Shift. Between roughly 1400 and 1700, the pronunciation of long vowels changed. "Mice" stopped being pronounced "meese." "House" stopped being prounounced like "hoose." Some words, particularly words with "ea," kept their old pronounciation. (And Northern English dialects were less affected, one reason they still have a distinctive accent.) This shift is how Middle English became modern English. No one is sure why this dramatic shift occurred. But it's a lot less dramatic when you consider it took 300 years. Shakespeare was as distant from Chaucer as we are from Thomas Jefferson.
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Try our new tool that is capable of making summaries of many texts automatically!... see an example here: http://www.simplish.org/examples/summaries/summary4/
job seeker post your resume search job search companies employers post a job log in find a home foreclosures sell your house find a car sell a car research a car featured vehicles trucks boats hybrids todays ads deals coupons businesses find an ad place an ad legal notices announcements find a ...
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Happy New Year!
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The Basic English word-wheel! Simplish does various "extras" but still we are impressed with Ogden's original work!
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