TextTeaser Lets Developers Integrate Text Summarization Into Their Apps And Sites
TextTeaser is a service that creates tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) summaries for lengthly online articles. Available as a Web service and API on Mashape, TextTeaser’s developers also want to turn it into the “imgur of text summarization” by making a platform for users to upload summaries of their favorite articles. The service was created by Jolo Balbin as part of his graduate research.
Balbin programmed the adaptive algorithm that powers TextTeaser while working on his Masters degree in computer science at De La Salle University in Manila. Now a data scientist at job-matching site Bright.com, Balbin maintains TextTeaser with fellow programmer Ben Sarmiento. Balbin claims TextTeaser, which can summarize articles in any language written using the Roman alphabet, is more accurate than text summarization tools Cruxbot and Summly (which was purchased in March 2013 by Yahoo for a reported $30 million).
The bullet-pointed summaries created by TextTeaser can be shared as a link or image or embedded as HTML.