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Department of Computational Linguistics

capito automated: Automatic text simplification with artificial intelligence for German

capito quality label for simplified language: levels A1, A2, B1

In this project, together with CFS GmbH ("capito") in Graz, Austria, we are working on semi-automatic text simplification for German with the aim of producing simplified German at levels A1, A2, and B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The output of our neural machine translation models is subsequently postedited by human translators.


The "capito automatisiert "project is funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft, FFG) General Programme under grant agreement number 881202.

Project duration

June 2020 to Mai 2022

Project head

Dr. Sarah Ebling


Dr. Annette Rios

Nicolas Spring