I stumbled upon an interesting tool – Open Text Summarizer. It is a small utility which reads provided text, analyzes it, decides what is important and gives it out either in text, or in HTML as highlighted text. Surprisingly, it works pretty well. I have tried it on a couple of blog items and articles. And good news are that this tool is a part of Fedora distribution. Check it out.
Run it as
/usr/bin/ots somefile.txt. If you don’t have it installed, than
apt-get install ots.
In fact, it is so good that I might incorporate it into my email client for all incoming English languaged messages. Leaving just 5% of the original message, highlights just a single sentence with all the essence of the letter.
/usr/bin/ots -r 5 email.txt for that.