iRead4Skills – Intelligent Reading Improvement System for Fundamental and Transversal Skills Development



The iRead4Skills project arises from the understanding that reading skills are essential to acquire technical and scientific knowledge, both in formal education and training contexts, and in practical and empirical work contexts, such as when companies provide information and/or specific instructions in writing to their workers. People with low literacy skills are less able to acquire and maintain transversal and durable skills needed to stay apace with the changing job market and to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Supporting the adoption and diffusion of innovation in adult training, the project aims to promote the development of reading skills through an innovative intelligent reading system that evaluates texts complexity and suggests appropriate readings according to the user literacy level, and that can be used by trainers in the creation or adaptation of texts with the appropriate level of complexity for the readers. The project also aims to establish and monitor the relationship between improving reading skills and other fundamental skills (such as numeracy and ICT), transversal skills (including technical skills, communication skills, team-working skills, customer handling skills, problem solving skills, etc.) and aspects such as motivation, citizenship and well-being.


NOVA University Lisbon (coordinator)
INESC ID – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa
LISER – Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research
Mindshaker, Serviços informáticos, Lda
Ministério da Educação e Ciência
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Université Catholique de Louvain
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

CLUNL team

Raquel Amaro (Principal Investigator)
Susana Correia
Chiara Barbero
Michell Moutinho
Sílvia Barbosa
Leonor Reis
Ricardo Monteiro
Ana Leite