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What is Contrastocolor?

Contrastocolor is a word processing technology, which allows you to automatically: assign colors and contrasts to words, within paragraphs and long text sequences.

What is Contrastocolor for?

It serves to process texts automatically, aiming to increase or improve: learning, reading comprehension and speed, and ultimately: improve the experience of reading long texts.

How many pages can a Contrastocolor process at most?

There is currently a limit of 100 pages per user.

Uses for Contrastocolor?

Who can use Contrastocolor?

Contrastocolor is open and available worldwide, for speakers of 15 of the most important languages ​​in the world, which are of interest to Contrastocolor:
Spanish, English, German, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, Arabic, French, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Greek and Korean.

What are the advantages of using Contrastocolor?

Basically there are three:
  1. Increase read speed.
  2. Increase reading comprehension.
  3. Increase motivation for reading.

What is the cost of using Contrastocolor?

Contrastocolor's collection policy is flexible and dynamic.
Initially, word processing of up to 1 page long is free. Then, the cost is 1 US dollar (USD) per page processed plain and simple text. For more complex texts (eg, poorly written texts), the cost is 2 US cents, and for highly complex texts (example: texts with many infrequent words in the language of the text) cost a maximum of 3 cents Of USD.

How do I pay for the use of Contrastocolor?

Contrastocolor works with a system of prepaid dollars in the account of each user, which allows to pay any amount of US dollars via PayPal, which remain indefinitely in favor of the user and are discounted as the service is used. Currently, PayPal is the only form of payment enabled to prepay.

Are there any special discounts for the use of Contrastocolor?

So is. For foundations, non-profit organizations, research institutions or the like, there is a 50% bonus on the amount of prepayment made by users of this type of organizations.

How are the Contrastocolor color schemes formulated?

Colors are assigned manually and arbitrarily to each type of word. These color schemes have an intentionality that defines the author of each scheme, and according to their: utility, beauty or interest on the part of the community, are moving towards a better location in the ranking of schemes.

How are Contrastocolor contrast schemes formulated?

The contrast schemes are simple: they are defined based on the importance of each word, which is calculated using the approximate rule that in any natural language, the shortest words are more repetitive and therefore less relevant than the longer ones. Br> There are basically two criteria: one is to assign less contrast to the less relevant (normal scheme) and the other to assign greater contrast to the less relevant (reverse scheme), which has utility, given that in the initial moments of use of Contrastocolor, The image processing that the brain attempts to compensate for the use of lower contrast emphasizing attention in the lower contrast.

What is the relation of Contrastocolor with special health conditions?

Part of the research project that was performed at the start of Contrastocolor, considered color blindness and epilepsy, but no evidence of any type of inconvenience was found due to its use. Although some alteration of medical type could be triggered or triggered with Contrastocolor, no case of this type has been reported so far.

What does Contrastocolor inspire?

It is inspired by how programming development environments rely on the use of color codes for the different functions of source code components, combined with the simple and powerful idea of ​​information entropy, according to which the number of repetitions Of words in the texts, contribute more or less useful information.

How was Contrastocolor created?

Contrastocolor was born in 2008 as a project of a scientific and technological diffusion program (EXPLORA) of the National Commission of Science and Technology (CONICYT) of the Government of Chile in conjunction with the University of Concepción.