Open Text Summarizer

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.

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