Lingua.ly Integrates Basis Technology to Language Platform, to Learn Grammar
Lingua.ly Integrates Basis Technology to Language Platform, to Learn Grammar : Edtech startup Lingua.ly integrated Basis Technology to its popular digital platform and is available on Lingua.ly’s Chrome extension. Basis Technology boosts the platform’s three integrated dictionaries, increasing accuracy of word definitions on any webpage and providing users with increased information for a more contextualized learning experience. With an initial focus on English content, the technology is also available for seven other languages offered by the platform.For the existing community of learners on Lingua.ly’s Facebook-like news feed, which encourages students to make use of current news events instead of lessons, self-directed language study is now even easier. As users surf the web regardless of whether they are browsing Twitter, emails, or even Facebook, Lingua.ly encourages them to highlight a word and see its translation, definition and part of speech data. Basis Technology develops products and solutions incorporating multilingual text analytics and digital forensics. The Rosette linguistics platform provides morphological analysis, entity extraction, name matching and name translation, yielding useful information from unstructured data in such fields as information retrieval, government intelligence, eDiscovery, and financial compliance.
The new technology also provides the meaning and function of all terms in the original sentence. In this way users can analyze authentic language in context and review vocabulary later using Lingua.ly’s digital flashcards, created for all queried words. Offering this level of language information thanks to cutting-edge Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology is an area in which the Lingua.ly algorithm is already a leading player.
“The Basis Technology integration makes Lingua.ly into one of the most powerful, free dictionary tools available today. Having more accurate and contextualized translations is essential given a language may have many meanings for the same word depending on how it is used,” says Dr. Jan Ihmels, CEO and Co-founder. “With words intuitively color-coded and accompanied by audio recordings, the Lingua.ly experience is enjoyable and helps students explore grammar in a natural way to increase uptake during the learning process.”
With 80% of Lingua.ly’s users studying English in the Middle East, China, Russia and Brazil, the Basis Technology integration focuses on optimizing the “digital immersion” aspect for students, while also serving as a helpful tool for international businesses and bilinguals looking to keep language skills fresh.