Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Why Summly Matters: Software Will Become Your Research Assistant [Techonomy]

More Summly analysis
"But look more closely at the technological ambition behind Summly, provided in part by D’Aloisio, who seems to be a uniquely adept programmer, and the company’s partner, the scientific research firm SRI International. The heart of Summly today is still-crude natural language processing technology that “reads” a news story and attempts to understand it the way a human might—and then generate a summary based on that understanding. This is not just extraction—which looks for key words as clues to topics and meanings—but an attempt at abstraction, which is harder. Abstraction uses software to first understand, then summarize."
Why Summly Matters: Software Will Become Your Research Assistant
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