Supports collaborative work by a rewriter and an editor
To produce news items in easy Japanese, difficult words and grammatical structures in the news item are first
rewritten into simpler forms by a rewriter * 1. Next, an editor * 2 makes the overall news item more concise and
corrects any errors. By repeating these tasks, the editor and rewriter can produce a complete news bulletin in easy
Japanese. In the rewriting editor application, these two individuals can work together one sentence at a time while
writing notes to each other to settle any questions.
Identifying difficult words and phrases
The rewriting editor application includes a function that points out difficult words in news items. It also has a function
for displaying the overall readability index of news items. The primary rewriter and editor rely on this index to rewrite
news items into a form that is easier to read.
Searching through previous rewriting examples
The original news and rewritten news are accumulated as paired texts in an example database. When rewriting a
new item, the database is searched for similar expressions so that previous rewriting examples can be used for