Yesterday's best summary is probably today's most frequent summary generator.
Even when I're just typing a plain English article on Twitter, I'll fill up my tweets with statistical charts, links, links that take me to external pages, and even a voiceover summarizing the articles with few words. Many of these notes are posted without providing readers with a summary, and I can often find a glut of summaries from other news sites that are unable to display any substantial summary.
Along with rolling out a new typeface and font replacements, Navative's Wordflow product solves this problem by using AI to generate summaries without the need for the trademark summary text within a story.
Unlike Newsrizer, KiteSearch, and individual websites, Wordflow offers you three default tools to create your summaries.
There are hundreds of possible summaries you can generate and Wordflow generates them very quickly. You can use the instrument to input a headline, body, and caption information from RSS feeds, newspaper articles, Twitter, Instagram, Google, and Flickr, and further sources are represented using a spreadsheet editor.
With just the one string of text, you can generate this summary of The Wall Street Journal's article on the "Boston robber's" sentence that you published earlier today , for instance:
Such a powerful summary that the killer of the Muslim cabbie proves it he is a racist terrorist :)
There's also the "Fastest sentence in history" generator. This week, IBM, in partnership with the US Government, are celebrating a new world record held by the fastest human to have "artificially created and time-released a 1,000-word, 20-second sentence."
That sentence, starring Margaret Judge, takes almost 2 seconds to complete. It features a sentence about "untitled track."
Many people have argued that the fastest word that came out of Margaret Judge's mouth would have to be, "fill it in and stick it up your...face."
For many readers, the "Instagram" pronoun would provide the quickest and sharpest summary.
Here's some decent examples of how you can generate these summaries:
In my post about the four top results for Upworthy, a story about youthful impressionability and trust, I included the word "nuthush." Here's the summary I created from the screenshot below, and one created using the equally simple Skitch app.
Even quite lengthy posts might not require a descriptive one word summary. Here are a few I came up with for a post about hashtag taking over the internet. As it turns out, the crux of the post is the following summary, which summarizes each sentence well enough to get readers to start debating . I used basic email methods to generate the summaries.
The Journal article on the Boston robber has been on the whole so quick that its subject might easily be summarised under the following summary:
The robber is a serial robber with an impressive record.
The robber has a reputation for committing violent crimes against the poor.
While most of the offending activities seem completely random, it appears that when the robber is under the influence of cocaine or heroin, he will act out violently.
The robber is considered a lawbreaker, and many believe him to be arrogant and neglectful.
The robber is considered a likely candidate for a lengthy, stiff sentence, yet in the past, he's only ended up serving a couple of years in prison.
Clearly an exaggerated summary, this summation provides a nice summary of the story, not to mention a few brilliant visuals.
Like Wordflow, many news sites have attempted AI analytical stories of their own. Associated Press, for instance, recently created an article about "cloud computing", and was lauded for "enhancing" their methods. Unfortunately, these papers only issue one summary per article rather than the entire article. What if a few more sentences to the original article were rewritten with Wordflow? A topic without a single question mark, but still spouting the most popular headlines.