One of our core competences is the analysis of texts using natural language processing – whether for statistical purposes or for mining your texts to find specific content or features.
Besides introducing new publishing formats, the digital revolution also allows us to see texts not only as language, but as data, too. With the help of natural language processing (or NLP), texts can now be statistically evaluated and interpreted. But what’s the point?
L-Pub develops NLP components that provide content owners with valuable insights on the comprehensibility, legibility and linguistic features of their texts. At the same time, based on pre-defined parameters, your texts can be mined for certain terms or clusters of meaning.
What can your texts reveal?
Our NLP-based text analysis can provide you with a wide range of relevant information about your texts:
- Statistics: Our software statistically analyzes your texts. Depending on your requirements, we can identify specified linguistic features within a text, and visually display their occurrence and form. The relevant features of the text are thereby displayed in a compact and clear format. For instance, let’s say you want to see only the verbs in your text which are in the past tense.
- Text difficulty: We can provide detailed information as well as recommendations on the difficulty and legibility of your texts for your specific target readers. Is the text too difficult for your readers? Which words or constructions could be changed to improve comprehension? What other features of the text impact legibility? We can provide answers to these questions in a graphic analysis, or in an interactive, adaptable web service.
- Search refinement: Our technical resources enable us to sort and process large amounts of text according to your needs. For instance, with semantic-based searches, we can identify subtle thematic links in large bodies of text, discovering new possibilities for cross references you can share with (or sell to) your customers.
The Language Level Evaluator, or “LLE” for short, is a tool L-Pub has developed together with Ernst Klett Sprachen. As a service to publishers, we can analyze your English or German texts and give you a detailed report about their difficulty according to standard European parameters. This LLE-Certified report includes:
- A list of all words categorized by level A1-C1/C2
- The corresponding sentences each word appears in
- An overview of sentences by word length
- An overall score for the difficulty of the text
Use the report to better target your texts to a specific level or to quickly create a glossary of difficult words.
Contact us to ask about LLE pricing and to arrange a demo analysis of one of your texts.
Other NLP-based services
Based on our experience in developing NLP components, we can also provide other services. Here are some examples:
- Marketing texts: If you develop marketing texts in-house, our software can help you improve the quality of your copy. For example, we can provide a web service that identifies complicated words and language forms, or locates frequently repeated words and suggests synonyms.
- Translator tools: International communication requires multilingual texts. We can create company or brand-specific termbases to help your translators consistently use your terms correctly. The termbase can connect via API with existing programs, or be used as a simple, password-protected web service.
- Customer service: We can improve the efficiency of your customer service with our NLP Customer inquiries can be thematically pre-sorted into various categories with no manual intervention needed. The software can even help provide answers. E-mails with links to relevant support materials (e.g. FAQs) can be automatically generated based on our text analysis.
- Sentiment and trend analyses: Our text analysis tools can automatically identify and provide statistics on what people are writing about your products, brands or campaigns. This can provide valuable insights into how your (potential) customers actually perceive you as well as what they think about your competitors. Tracking these data over time can help you identify trends in people’s opinions. For instance, a publisher could monitor how different genres are perceived by different target groups – without waiting for quarterly reports or survey results to be processed.
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Whether you represent a publisher, company or institute, get in touch with us to learn how you can benefit from our NLP and text analysis services.