Friday, February 03, 2006
It would be nice if someone could program a text transformer. It is not about translation, but making reading easier. For instance, if there is a scientific article one must read, but it is almost impossible to decipher the language, the "text transformer" makes it easier to digest. Of course, the use of specific language has its justification, and mostly because it is not so ambiguous as a colloquial one... But sometimes it such a bore to read some 40 pages of an obscure text where simple thoughts are expressed with a very involved language. It's like writing for a little group of recognized people, who sometimes look to me like linguistic perverts.