Daedalus, a Spanish company specialized in software for data analysis, has released a new version of Stilus, its multilingual tool for proofreading. Stilus applies semantic and natural language processing technologies to facilitate the tasks of not only spelling and grammar text correction, but also typographic and style revision.
These technologies allow Stilus to perform advanced text revision based on the linguistic context. The syntactic and semantic disambiguation enable the detection of errors that often go unnoticed by other automatic proofreaders –usually based on superficial analysis techniques-, while minimizing the number of false warnings.
The new version of Stilus is provided in "software as a service" (SaaS) mode, using the Deadalus’ linguistic resources and processing deployed in the cloud and a user interface available as a web application and integrated in the most common text editors.
Stilus has a number of distinctive features that allow it to stand out against other proofreading tools:
So far, the new version of Stilus has been in beta with thousands of users worldwide working in four languages.
Daedalus’ semantic technology has been applied successfully in the corporate world: companies like the Prisa group, Unidad Editorial, Vocento or Instituto Cervantes use it to write, edit and classify news, or for advanced multimedia information retrieval tasks.
With Stilus, Daedalus addresses the language professional (authors, translators, publishers, teachers) and consumer markets.