Avallain & EDIA

Smart Content for Educational Publishers

Lustmühle (CH), November 2019 - Avallain, a Swiss-based company that provides award-winning education technology and tools to create, manage, and disseminate educational content, and EDIA, a Netherlands-based, edtech company that applies artificial intelligence to create smart content for educational use, have announced a technical and commercial partnership.

Avallain and EDIA will work together by integrating EDIA’s Smart Content capabilities into Avallain’s online authoring tool Avallain Author and learning platform architecture Avallain Unity. EDIA applies natural language processing (NLP), a form of artificial intelligence, to create metadata. Its technology analyses educational texts in order to determine readability levels on the CEFR framework, extract keywords, and classify topics in a taxonomy.

EDIA’s capabilities will further enhance Avallain’s powerful tools and offer educational publishers easy access to metadata automation. These services can be applied both in the process of content creation in Avallain Author, which provides authors and editors with better tools to add metadata, and in the learning content management in Avallain Unity, in which automated tagging can be used to tag and analyze existing content portfolio.

"We are very pleased with our cooperation, as we have complementary technologies that will help educational publishers in their digital transformation", says Walter Montenarie, Chief Commercial Officer at EDIA. "The two companies work very well together, as we share the same values and are determined to make an impact on education." 

"Our clients have the highest standards when it comes to developing and delivering digital learning products. We are proud to be providing them with the tools and experience they need to implement these standards for more than fifteen years. And we are excited about our cooperation with EDIA because their Smart Content capabilities will add lasting value to our solutions, and in EDIA we have found a new partner on our journey to empower companies all around the globe to unlock human potential with technology-enhanced education," says Ignatz Heinz, President and Co-Founder of Avallain.