This AI project distills research papers into a single sentence

Drowning in literature? Scientists often must manage research, teaching, and acquiring funding, and more. It can be hard to find time to read new papers in the field. It can also help non-specialists who are reading complicated papers and struggling to find the gist. Using this tool, you can enter a paper’s abstract. The site will then generate a short summary.

“The free tool, which creates what the team calls TLDRs (the common Internet acronym for ‘Too long, didn’t read’), was activated this week for search results at Semantic Scholar, a search engine created by the non-profit Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) in Seattle, Washington.

 Like other language-generation software, the tool uses deep neural networks trained on vast amounts of text. The team included tens of thousands of research papers matched to their titles, so that the network could learn to generate concise sentences.”

From Nature

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Annie Rauwerda