My friend Henry Lewkowicz at Context Discovery has been working on the automatic extraction of knowledge summaries from a variety of sources including Wikis & Word docs and now Blogs. On the right hand side of this blog you will now see a BlogSummarizer widget. First select a keyword (they are automatically extracted from the blog) and then click Knowledge Map or Keyword Search.
Knowledge Map – A new window will open with a map whose central topic is the keyword and the branches are the secondary keywords. Keep on clicking to dive deeper.
Keyword Search – Shows a map of the blogs with that keyword. Click the plus sign at the end of each topic to reveal a blog summary. This allows you to quickly review the entries before visiting a specific blog by clicking Source.
The maps can be exported for you to continue your research in application which suits you.
The best thing is to select a keyword and give it a go.
I have already given Henry some feedback:
- Some of the primary keywords need hiding e.g. MindManager in the Applications of MindManager are redundant and the blog owner needs to be able to hide them.
- I think anything that is a link should be a consistent colour. Some are blue some are black. Don’t miss the black ones like I did!
What would you change or add or improve?
Visit these sites to try BlogSummarizer on your blog or WebSummarizer to get summaries of other web sites.