The first verses of the King James Version of the Bible are some of the most celebrated in English. We used our experimental text editor, Emphasis AI, to find out why.

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According to our systems, varied patterns of emphasis like this one are highly engaging.

At the dawn of the 17th century in England, the country’s many Christians had a problem. None of their versions of the Bible were entirely accurate. So in 1604, King James convened the best minds in theology, rhetoric, and ancient languages, and told them to compose a new version.

Seven years later, they published the far more eloquent, far more artful, and far more accurate King James Version of…


What happens on a rocket ship hurtling through deep space stays on that rocket ship.

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This sci-fi short story was written using emphasis.ai.

Every day, I think about what went wrong. I float into the passenger lounge, strap into a seat meant for a billionaire, and watch the stars drift by. A few months ago, I saw Neptune, nothing more than a bluish dot in the distance. For all I know, the ship might have already passed Pluto, rocketing beyond the edge of the solar system, into the darkness of interstellar space.

The Giant Falcon Rocket is a marvel of engineering. It was Elon Musk's last contribution to…


The novelist Alice Walker once said of Cane, “It has been reverberating in me to an astonishing degree.” We think we know why she felt that way.

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Emphasis AI is an experimental text editor. As you write, it analyzes your words and identifies natural patterns of emphasis.

You don’t have to read much of Jean Toomer’s Modernist masterpiece Cane to experience its beauty. A few pages, a few paragraphs, or even just a few sentences will suffice.

Using our experimental text editor, Emphasis AI, we analyzed one of Cane’s stories. Called Karintha, this story offers a glimpse into the life of a particularly beautiful young woman.

The novelist Alice Walker once said of Cane, “It has been reverberating in me…


We used our experimental text editor, Emphasis AI, to analyze the opening sentences of five popular novels. Here’s what we found.

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Emphasis AI is an experimental text editor. As you write, it analyzes your words and identifies natural patterns of emphasis.

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

When it comes to first sentences, the opening line of George Orwell’s 1984 is a classic. Writing in the Guardian, Robert McCrum, author of The Story of English, calls it “natural,” “compelling,” and “crystal.” The Telegraph lists it as one of the 30 great opening lines in literature. It’s even a topic of discussion on Reddit, where it’s been described as “odd” and “unsettling.”

The…


Based on nine years of research in the field of semiotics, our patent-pending systems are aligned with the latest neuroscience.

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This image of a hexagonal lattice was taken from Edvard Moser’s 2014 Nobel Prize lecture.

At Emphasis AI, we believe that human understanding is an emergent property, arising from the operations, interactions, and combinations of several simple systems. We are currently building programs based on these systems. Each program will reveal a different pattern of cognition in language for readers and writers everywhere.

Our first program identifies sentence-level emphasis by analyzing language using a grid-like code. …


Today marks the beginning of a decade-long project. It starts with the launch of a simple text analysis tool, and ends with the total digitization of meaning.

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Help us improve Emphasis AI by becoming a beta-tester! Beta-testing is easy. Simply try out the program here, and leave us your feedback here.

Today we launched the beta version of Emphasis AI! Emphasis AI is an experimental text editor that helps writers capture their readers’ imaginations. It does this using a simple, four-color highlighting system.

This system identifies the signs in a sentence. (Think of signs as units of meaning.) The number of signs in a sentence determines the type of emphasis that sentence will produce.

Want to make your writing short and snappy? Write a…

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