Indent Labs

Smarter writing software

We create awesomely awesome tools for awesome writers.

Indent Labs is a collection of ambitious natural language processing projects aimed squarely at moonshots in the field of writing, particularly at the intersection of artificial intelligence and creativity.

Projects in our pipeline include dynamic prose and poetry generation, in-story analysis and analytics, real-time writing guidance and feedback, alternative storytelling mediums, new ways to interact with and bring characters to life, and so much more.

The first word processor showed up in the 60's and revolutionized writing through technology. Isn't it time for another shift forward?

Graduated Products [open source]

Your notebook is now digital Public release October, 2016

Your digital notebook grows and collaborates with you as you create magnificent universes — and everything within them.

Create a universe (literally) and track every aspect of its characters, locations, and items. Our AI writing assistant asks questions about your content, helping you dive deeper than ever into your world.

Retort (open beta) [open source]

Natural language generation as a service Entered beta May, 2016

Retort's simple natural-language-generation-as-a-service interface enables any application to generate natural responses to user input and speak back.

With over three million word associations and one million online identities indexed, Retort is capable of generating believably contextual text.

Dactyl (open beta) [open source]

Linguistic fingerprinting as a service Entered beta Janary, 2016

Dactyl provides on-demand linguistic fingerprinting capable of authorship detection and baseline comparisons with a super-simple API, useful for any linguistic analysis application to utilize.

Data applications include plagiarism detection, real-time stylistic guidance while writing, authorship prediction, and improvements to Retort's personalized style mirroring.

Lab Projects

These projects are still in active development, but may yet see the light of day!


Write like the stars

Ghost is a web-based editor for ghostwriters and niche writers that builds off of Dactyl's rich linguistic fingerprinting. Pick a target author and see in real time – as you write – how similar your writing style is to theirs, and what suggestions Ghost has to match them even closer.

Ankov [source]

The Internet Beast

We jokingly call Ankov the Internet Beast, but there are some out there who might grudingly agree. Ankov is an entity – a chatbot, a user, a peer – that's free to roam the Internet, collectively learning from and interacting with any and all communities it finds across the web.

Samson [source]

SMS chatbots for all!

Samson provides a white-labeled SMS chatbot for businesses that is easy to set up, user, and maintain. Customers can instantly have their most common questions answered at their convenience, and your employees can step into any conversation at any time to answers questions Samson doesn't know an answer to – yet.


Writer's block, blocked

Prompt utilizes AI to generate randomized writing prompts, optimized for the writer generating stem. Ideas can be pulled from content stored in Notebook, morphed from your existing stories, incorporate trending story topics, or pull from a multitude of other sources specific to you.


Through machine-tinted glasses

Procedurally generated stories have always been stuff of science fiction, but no longer. From an outline (writer-supplied or generated), Story melds common character archetypes with universal plot arcs to dynamically generate prose for delightful human consumption.


Autoreviewer tagline

Nearly 50% of most first- and second-pass copy editing corrections happen repeatedly, and can be automated with a simple set of rules built on Dactyl's analytics.

Autoreviewer aims not to replace copy and line editors, but rather to augment their workflow and free up their time from small corrections to focus on more complex critique that makes great stories even better.


Manuscript formatting as a service

Every publisher wants your manuscript formatted slightly differently. Different file formats, headers, footers, page sizes, margins, titles, and so on. Convert does that all for you; just upload your manuscript, pick the format you want, and it's done!


The first publishing funnel for publishers and writers

Submit walks writers through the arduous process of preparing their manuscripts for publication. After revising, reviewing, formatting, and soliciting publishers, authors can track their submission status and estimated response time. Submit handles the typically required snail-mail correspondence for you and provides a simple web interface for your new career as an author.


Superhuman reading

Reader is a simple, web-based app that minimizes the unfortunately necessary delay your eyes require to scan for each sequential word while reading. Instead, Reader positions words using ORPs (optimal recognition points) in a fixed position, allowing readers to easily read up to 600 words per minute – triple the average person's reading speed.

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