Sinophenia was a startup that harnessed machine learning, network theory and cognitive science to make learning Chinese easier. We developed:

  • algorithms for optimising the learning order of Chinese language words and characters;
  • algorithms for measuring the readability of Chinese text; and
  • adaptive spaced-repetition algorithms that account for the unique features of the Chinese language.

Some of our work has been published or submitted for publication.

The company is no longer active but please contact me if you're interested in licensing any of our technologies, which remain state of the art.