Hemingway Style Writing Aid

Ernest Hemingway in Milan, 1918
Ernest Hemingway in Milan, 1918 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


This writing aid is AWESOME… Finally, a writing coach with a brain…. AI at its best (and simplest)…  This writing support app shows you where to trim the fat and where to drop in those strong verbs. The algorithm for smart editing seems to be rather simple, probably a readability test with some maximum sentence length. Yet, is it is quite effective… Try it now online.

It forced me to replace the verbose academese in this paragraph:

The edited volume will gather seminal contributions that may set up guidelines or propose heuristic principles for activities related to the ethical issues involved in collecting, processing, analyzing, and disseminating results related to big data projects. The guidelines and principles will shape future research, the design of new practices, or will shape tool development. 


The volume will gather seminal contributions related to ethical principles for big data research. It will shape future research and the design of new practices or tools.




Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei - Professor of Communication at Purdue University - studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei's teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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