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Summarize Any Article or Web Page with CruxLight

Summarize Any Article or Web Page with CruxLight | Content Curation World | Scoop.it



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Cruxlight is a free browser extension (for Chrome, Safari and Firefox) which allows you to easily summarize any web page or article, while identifying its key topics.


CruxLight gives you the ability to select how long you want your summary to be, while it automatically highlights keyphrases and important keywords inside the article. You can then select a particular keyword from the ones that Cruxlight has identified and view a summary pivoted around that keyword topic.


Share and print easily the summary of any article.


Free to use.


More info: http://www.cruxlight.com/


Firefox extension: https://app-cruxlight.appspot.com/extensions/firefox/cruxlight.xpi





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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, February 7, 2013 11:55 PM

Pour les anglophones pressés ou les lecteurs francophones qui souhaitent un résumé plus digeste des pages web en anglais !

173 Sud's curator insight, February 8, 2013 12:28 PM

 

CruxLight, une Extension Chrome et Firefox, résume automatiquement les pages web (anglais seulement). Elle vous donne également les mots clés importants autour desquels s'articule l'article. De plus, les passages essentiels sont surlignés.

le Targat's curator insight, January 30, 1:38 AM

a tester !! Pourrait se réveler pratique pour la lecture rapide

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Summarize Any Text Instantly with Text Compactor

Summarize Any Text Instantly with Text Compactor | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for a simple and free tool that helps you synthesize and shorten up an otherwise long text, give a try to Text Compactor.


This web-based service works by simply copying and pasting the text passage you want to shorten up, and by then specifying the "amount" of summarization to apply to it.


Text Compactor produces in real-time a shortened-up version on the same page making the whole process extremely easy and fast.


No signup or registration required. The service is free.


Try it out now: http://textcompactor.com/ 

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Visually Find a Better Way To Say It: The Contextual Thesaurus

Visually Find a Better Way To Say It: The Contextual Thesaurus | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: The Contextual Thesaurus is a working experiment of Microsoft Language Labs, which visualizes alternative ways of expressing the same idea both as text phrases as well as visual map made up of all the possible alternative combinations.


The Contextual Thesaurus is an English-to-English machine translation system that employs the same architecture that the Microsoft Translator uses when translating different languages.


While an ordinary thesaurus provides synonyms and near synonyms, usually only for single words, often without offering much information about when to use these terms, the Contextual Thesaurus provides multiple full-phrase alternatives.


How to use it:

Type a short phrase into the input box. Then click the Submit button (the arrowhead in an orange circle) or hit the Enter key on your keyboard. The system accepts only one sentence at a time. 



Some suggestions:
Limit your input to 4-8 words. Even two or three words will sometimes be enough to retrieve a useful set of equivalents.Formal language works better than colloquial language.

Click one of the paraphrases to highlight the path through the graph taken by that sentence. If you click on a word in the graph, the top-ranked paraphrase containing that term will be highlighted. If you click the check mark beside a paraphrase, the text will be moved into the input box in order to be paraphrased. This way you can round trip your paraphrases to see more alternatives.


What is this good for?
Among many other things: Writing assistance, document simplification, document style adaptation, in-house style enforcement, summarizing and abstracting, question answering, conversational agents, interaction with game characters, search and information extraction and retrieval.


P.S.: API coming
It makes a lot of grammatical errors.


FAQ: http://labs.microsofttranslator.com/thesaurus/thesaurusfaq.html

Try it out now: http://labs.microsofttranslator.com/thesaurus/


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