I need some inconsistency

An amalgamation of content: the aim not to politicise, but exercise. I'll think aloud about politics, technology, current news, as well as being a gay boy and what that really entails.

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Bored of Google News? Read Newsblaster!

How is Newsblaster different from Google News?
Google News does not do multidocument summarization; it simply uses the articles' leading sentences. In addition, Newsblaster produces multiple summaries for an event, each reflecting the media from a particular country. Future expansions such as tracking events across days are also in the works.

Every night, the system crawls a series of Web sites, downloads articles, groups them together into "clusters" about the same topic, and summarizes each cluster. The end result is a Web page that gives you a sense of what the major stories of the day are, so you don't have to visit the pages of dozens of publications.

It actually creates a written summary of the story that's going on at the moment, saving you going around all the different sites for the varied perspective. I also love the way there are links in the article to the original article from which the sentance came - meaning you can go further in depth if you like. The funniest thing about this site is the summary of images and how it's arranged. You've got a little table the has headings of Struggle, Politics, Disaster, Crime, and Other. The inclusion of struggle there makes it sound like the title of a book!


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