Posts Tagged ‘Context Discovery’

BlogSummarizer a new way of accessing and summarising blog content

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

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.

BlogSummarizer - Relevance MattersWebSummarizer - relevance matters

Helping Context Discovery to test a Blog Summarizing Tool

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Do you ever come across a long blog with tens or even hundreds of comments and think:”I wish someone would summarize this for me?”. Well it’s not someone but Context Discovery who can help. They have created a Summarize Blog Widget which Henry Lewkowicz emailed me this evening. It’s now installed on the single blog pages of Applications of MindManager. I could ramble on, get screen shots etc. and turn this into a long blog but I suggest you try it. My last blog I have an iPad. What should I do to exploit it with MindManager? received some attention.  Please try that.

When you have experimented with the above and maybe on other blogs as well, please come back here and leave a comment.

You can summarize any web site or Wikipedia entry with Web Summarizer. Context Discovery also have Context Organizer for Microsoft Office and Context Organizer for Mindjet MindManager.

WikiSummarizer – Rapid information overview

Friday, April 1st, 2011

MindManagerContext Discovery Inc have released a web based tool called WikiSummarizer for quickly summarising (English spelling) the content of a Wikipedia entry based on a key word or phrase.  The result is a page full of classified paragraphs which you can export to a Rich Text Document or a MindManager file.  If you have your browser set up appropriately, the MindManager file will open immediately in MindManager (this works for me in Google Chrome).

So what can I (you) do with this?  For example it is time I wrote a page describing MindManager on a certain web site.  Enter MindManager into WikiSummarizer, after 5 seconds the web page is returned and I Export To MindManager.

I like to see the scale of a map before I start manipulating it,  the first thing I do is open the map to show all levels (Select the Central Topic and Shift+Alt+.).  See above.

MindManager Hide the topics
I don’t need all that much inspiration!  I selected all the topics I don’t need and hid them (Use the Filter Funnel tool at the bottom of the MindManager for Windows screen).  There is quite a bit of repetition and the first map reduces to a digestable set of topics.
MindManager Article
I flipped these topics to the left and added the main headings for my article to the right. I then started to develop the paragraphs under these headings and realised I needed some sub-headings and so on.

Before I get carried away I am going to produce a map which says:

  • Who is the article/web page for?
  • Why am I writing it? Why are they reading it?
  • When? (Soon)
  • Where? (I know)
  • What? (See above)
  • How? (See above)

I hope that has given you one use case for WikiSummarizer. What do you think the others are?

Context Organiser analyses “The Coalition: our programme for government”

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

How did I do it? Firstly the original web site “Programme for Government” appeared for a while and then dissappeared. I planned to link to each section to a MindManager map and analyse it. It may be back by now.

The alternative route was to download the PDF version, paste the content in to Word, delete the index and create a document which could be analysed by Context Organiser. I linked my Word version to the map and ran Context Organiser. It is an easy process and produced the map you see a clip of to the right.  The options are available in a right click drop down menu on a linked topic after installing Context Organiser for Mindjet MindManager.

After some formatting to suit a one page web export, I created this web page The Coalition: our programme for government.

Now you can see a one page overview of a 36 page document.

It is of any use?

Conservative Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreements – Keywords and Context

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

I ran the Coalition Agreement through Context Discovery.  Follow the link to see the MindManager map.

Conservative Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreements – Keywords and Contexts

Based on the keywords about actions, I have made some observations:

  1. Deficit Reduction comes first. Good choice.
  2. Media is more important than Defence by 3 mentions
  3. Personal Allowances get more mentions than the European communities Act
  4. I wonder what the differences are between an Agreement, Coalition Agreement and a Detailed Agreement?  Click the plus sign to see the context.
  5. The Public Sector comes last based mentions and alphabetical sorting.

Things look rosy on day one!

And I wish them the Best of British Luck.

Applying Context Discovery to the Election Debate Mind Maps

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

In my previous two posts you can see mind maps summarising the content of the UK Election TV Debates between the main party leaders Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg.  I have been waiting to find an application for Context Discovery with my online and one chinese meal in Soho friend, Henry Lewkowicz.  These maps seem ideal there is lots of content and it’s not easy to get an objective overview.  I installed Context Discovery Mindmanager option and this is what happened.

I exported the MindManager maps to MS Word. You can’t run Context Discovery on the map, it operates on documents and web pages linked to the map.  There is a new set of Context Discovery commands in the Add ins toolbar of MindManager which allow you to set the parameters such as how many Top Keywords and whether to include summaries.  You then select the linked topic, click the Insert Content command and the magic happens.

I thought there was some overlap between the two debates but the Context Discovery map seems to say otherwise.  Only “jobs” is in the top ten of both debates.  Note: the maps are my precis of their words and not a transcript.

Context Discovery Analysis of UK General Election Debates
Scroll to the right to see the keywords etc.

What does this map represent about the debates: is it the number of occurences of the keywords, the relevance to the title.  So here is an opportunity for Henry or anyone else to tell us what it means.