ExplainToMe Summarizes Voluminous Articles on the Internet
It’s not always easy to judge an article by its title. Sometimes articles, especially lengthy ones, can raise additional questions that you did not expect, so they are worth reading. If you want to understand the essence of a long online article, ExplainToMe summarizes it for you.
The site is easy to use: just enter the URL of the article you want to recap, tell the tool how many sentences to deliver, and it uses an automatic text adder to break down the most important points of the article. The website explains:
ExplainToMe is an automatic text accumulator that uses TextRank, a graph-based ranking model for word processing and article summarization.
TextRank relies on the semantic relationship between words and phrases to determine the relative importance of a sentence in a document.
This methodology is similar to how search engines generate relevant web pages based on a user’s search query.
While we don’t like the idea of encouraging readers to skim, it is an interesting tool that can be used for good too. For example, if you want to make sure that an article is worth your time, and not just contains points you already know, you can connect it to the tool and see if it is worth reading further. It can also show you what you should be ready to learn from the article.
See for yourself using the link below.