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Mastering Data Mining with Python – Find patterns hidden in your data by Megan Squire

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Chapter 7. Automatic Text Summarization

In an era of information overload, the objective of text summarization is to write a program that can reduce the size of a text, while preserving the main points of its meaning. The task is somewhat similar to the way an architect might create a scale model of a building. The scale model gives the viewer a sense of the important parts about the structure, but does so with a smaller size footprint, fewer details, and without the same expense in time or materials.

Consider Reddit, a news-oriented social media site, with its thousands of news articles posted daily by users. Is it possible to generate a short summary of a news article that preserves the key facts and general meaning of the original story? A few ...

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