Two Good Tools for Summarizing Long Text

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May 25, 2016
Below are two good applications that provide short summaries to long chunks of text. The first one is called Smmry. This  is a web based tool for summarizing text. Students can use it to help them with reading comprehension. The way it works is easy: you  paste your text, customize some of the tool's  settings and click on ’summarize’. Smmry does the rest and provides you with a synopsis of the text containing few topic-focused sentences. The second application is an iPad app called Clipped and is especially ideal for news readers. Clipped summarizes long news articles into bullet points extracting unnecessary information and data leaving you only the gist of the story.

1- Smmry

‘SMMRY's mission is to provide an efficient manner of understanding text, which is done primarily by reducing the text to only the most important sentences. SMMRY accomplishes its mission by:
• Ranking sentences by importance using the core algorithm.
• Reorganizing the summary to focus on a topic; by selection of a keyword.
• Removing transition phrases.
• Removing unnecessary clauses.
• Removing excessive examples.’

2- Clipped

‘Clipped summarizes news articles into bullet points and infographics. Its intelligent machine learning technology extracts the most important data-points and information from text so that you only have to read what matters.Read stuff blazing fast, and discover content like never before. Our cutting edge technology analyzes text grammatically, and statistically determines what information is the most important. Clipped even re-reads its summaries to make sure that they make sense. ’