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Show HN: Automatic tool to summarize any text, document, or URL (intellexer.com)
62 points by hacakton 332 days ago | hide | past | web | 18 comments | favorite



http://smmry.com/about is a free tool that looks to do the same thing and is surprisingly good.


just tried it out. Pretty good! I'd like to see a 1-1 comparison between the two. (I just don't want to sign up for the trial version of 'Summarizer')

EDIT: nm, I did it anyway.

-----------SMMRY-----------

Heading a football may look effortless but many scientists have suspected it might actually harm the player's brain.

We must now investigate whether these effects remain temporary after repeated football heading exposure and what the long-term consequences on brain health are.

Much of what we know about the brain is based on research on the mature brain, but the human brain is not fully developed until our early twenties.

In the teenage years brain chemicals are in a state of flux and the brain is very sensitive in lots of ways.

In particular we look at the brain signalling chemical called GABA, which is the most powerful inhibitor in the brain's motor system.

If there is more inhibition in the brain it means that the normal brain chemistry is changed after hitting the ball with the head. We asked a group of football players to head a ball 20 times, fired from a ball machine to simulate the pace and power of a corner kick.

Heading a football seems to release the inhibitory brain chemical GABA. Author provided Now that we know that heading a football changes the biochemistry of the brain, at least temporary, we would like to visualise the effects of heading by using a brain scanner.

In a brain scanner we can see how micro-damage to brain structure and brain connections relates to changes in the biochemistry of the brain.

One header is unlikely to give you brain damage, but how many headers do? At what levels of exposure do we enter the grey zone? It is perhaps a bit like alcohol, there are no known safe limits for alcohol consumption.

Disrupting the brain chemistry during brain development until late adolescence may warrant extra caution.

-----------Intellexar-----------

Heading a football may look effortless but many scientists have suspected it might actually harm the player's brain.

Much of what we know about the brain is based on research on the mature brain, but the human brain is not fully developed until our early twenties.

From this we can work out the level of "inhibitory chemicals" in the brain.

In particular we look at the brain signalling chemical called GABA, which is the most powerful inhibitor in the brain's motor system.

Increased inhibition in the brain was detected after just a single session of heading.

The good news is that these changes in brain function were transient, with effects normalising within 24 hours.

Now that we know that heading a football changes the biochemistry of the brain, at least temporary, we would like to visualise the effects of heading by using a brain scanner.

In a brain scanner we can see how micro-damage to brain structure and brain connections relates to changes in the biochemistry of the brain.

The research we have done is just a first step on the journey of finding out what is the true impact of football heading.

Disrupting the brain chemistry during brain development until late adolescence may warrant extra caution.

-----------Source----------- https://theconversation.com/how-we-discovered-that-heading-a...


On SMMRY, you can click on words to increase their importance. There is also a bookmarklet[1] that allows you to have SMMRY of the current URL only one click away.

I must shamefully admit that I never read raw articles anymore. Everything goes through SMMRY.

[1] javascript:(function()%7Bwindow.location%3D%27http://smmry.com/%27%2Blocation.href%7D)()%3B


I've already bookmark bar'd the widget! Regarding the 1-1 comparison, actually prefer SMMRY's interpretation, it seemed to capture more of the important statements and fewer editorial ones.


This tool is great, but I wish the UI looked a little more like instapaper.com


You could make your own front-end using their API, http://smmry.com/api


Summarizer’s unique feature is the possibility to create different kinds of summaries: Theme-oriented: the output summary includes the sentences, which are mostly relevant to a given topic (e.g. politics, economics, sports and etc.); Structure-oriented: the summary content depends on input document structure (e.g. scientific article, patent, news article); Concept-oriented: the importance of sentences is determined with respect to a number of user defined concepts. Try all of this features to create your appropriate summary.


I'm always on the lookout for better summarization tools but this one seems to give similar results to some of the popular ones out there (like smmry).

We've recently started working with the Stride.ai API (http://stride.ai/) and the results definitely stand out from some of the classic algorithms.


Is this an improvement over other solutions out there? (Alchemy/Watson's APIs, Stanford's NLP Summarizer?)


Intellexer Summarizer combines different natural language processing algorithms in order to obtain the highest results. We use hybrid approach to text information analysis which is based on using not only linguistic and statistical information, but also a set of complex semantic rules developed by linguists. Taking into consideration the knowledge of facts and deep semantic relations between them, summarization rules assign a certain value per sentence of the original text. This value defines the importance of the sentence in respect to the idea of the text.


Thanks but I think HN crowd will actually love the details if you in position to share some.


I like your tool. This is just a random use case opinion of 1 - I liked the old Named Entity Recognizer because I could copy and paste the list into Wordpress as Tags. The new way seems cooler, but I can't do anything with it. Either way, keep up the great work!


Is there / it possible to have an offline version?


Try our Summarizer Pro http://summarizer.intellexer.com/intellexer_summarizer_pro_v... It's desktop application which works offline


Isn't there an OS X service that does the same, text wise? Was always amazed at that yonks ago


Os X users may use our online version http://esapi.intellexer.com/Summarizer or free mobile version of our another product Conceptmeister https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/conceptmeister-free/id110682... Conceptmeister graps main ideas from text or photo (we use special OCR technology to recognize and extract text from photos)


> Free trial - Buy for $24.95

Ouch.


You may use our online summarizer http://esapi.intellexer.com/Summarizer absolutely for free




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