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Today I bought a copy of Copernic Summarizer for $60. I expect it to pay for itself in half an hour.

Copernic's description:
    This easy-to-use summarizing software dramatically increases your productivity and efficiency by creating concise summaries of any document or Web page so you spend considerably less time reading without missing any important information.

    Using sophisticated statistical and linguistic algorithms, it pinpoints the key concepts and extracts the most relevant sentences, resulting in a summary that is a shorter, condensed version of the original text.


I decided to put it through its paces. I exported several years of entries to Internet Time Blog and asked Copernic Summarizer to identify key concepts and give me a 1,000 word summary. I'm not going to know the result of this experiment until I read whatever is below. I'll leave any observations on the output in a Comment. If you're a frequent reader, please do the same.

internet time blog.txt
Concepts:
learning, jay cross, elearning, businessperson, managers, blogs, designing, community, technology, font, online, customization, div, networks.

Summary:
A Shared RealityThe Internet is a network of many metaphors.

You found a page that's part of a listing of visual learning resources.

A CMS supports the creation, management, distribution, publishing, and discovery of content from cradle to grave.

SOAP makes it possible to use Web services for transactionssay, credit card authorization or checking inventory in real-time and placing an order.

The only valid metrics for corporate learning are business metrics.

Imagine telling your sales manager that the sales force was well prepared ("Levels 1 & 2") but simply hadn't sold anything ("Levels 3 & 4").

A customer blog enables a company to make announcements to its Web customers immediately.

Make it easy for the learner to buy (learn).

has a great and growing selection of links on communities of practice, who's doing what, and who the players are.

This myth has been virtually unchallenged for years, he says, and in a provocative and interesting essay called Progressive Politics, Electronic Individualism, and the Myth of Virtual Community, Lockard claims that it's nothing more than a bunch of hooey.

The development of friendship in this manner is I believe a very good alternative to traditional community, which, for all the "meaning" it bestows on life, is more often than not coercive, intolerant and closed-off.

Related pages: Community Implementation Knowledge management Virtual classroom Culture Motivation LCMS Metrics Organizations Visual Learning eLearning These are the absolute best sources of the bunch: elearningpost, f...

" These days they hear about a new opportunity over lunch and go to work for a competitor that afternoon.

What keeps people on board these days is the opportunity to develop, to build valued skills, to achieve certifications, and to add to their store of intellectual capital.

i´m a student and i want to make a paper about eLearning because i find very difficult for someone who do not have very good computer skills to follow a elearning course.

<p>I never allowed schooling to interfere with my education. --Mark Twain</p>

No such thing as a classroom, because learning happens in a variety of settings.

'What is eLearning?

A good online instructor wears many hats.

Distant students need to become more selective and focused in their learning in order to master new information.

Related pages: Community Implementation Knowledge management Virtual classroom Culture Motivation LCMS Metrics Organizations Visual Learning eLearning These are the absolute best sources of the bunch: elearningpost, f...

Tom Stewart has a wonderful line, The customer today can call the tune because he knows the score.

But the result will be a new kind of conversation.

If you disagree with a blogger you can tell him or her via comments and links and initiate a dialogue with the author and other readers.

There's a lot to be said for blogging, and three interesting, expressive bloggers do it well here, providing thoughtful, intriguing and diverse points of view about the phenomenon.

We should shamelessly but briefly blow our own horn a little here and point out that in some ways Netsurfer is a blog, and perhaps the oldest of them all.

Web designers</font> should know better.

Many of the people who design websites had a problem with this.

The skill of an expert is that of experiential cognition.

The operator having arranged and classified his books, papers, etc., seats himself for business at the writing table and realizes at once that he is master of the situation.

Thought history, groups of people often without conscious design, have successfully blended individual and collective effort to create something new and wonderful.

An important insight gained from some of the more recent projects in member companies of the Society for Organizational Learning has led to the distinction between two different sources or processes of organizational learning: one that is based on reflecting the experiences of the past (Type I) and a second source, one that is grounded in sensing and enacting emerging futures (Type II).

As marketers, we break the market into pieces ("segments") in order to identify and focus our attention on the significant few who produce most of the results.

Over time, profit and shareholder value are the same thing.

Great example of how visuals show relationships and get the mind's wheels to turning.

In the ensuing sibling division of labor, Dave is appointed unofficial guardian of his 8-year-old brother, Christopher.

This was a mediocre commercial band that, in the mid-80's, decided to sue the incredibly awesome, fun and mellow rap group De La Soul for pirating a sample of the Turtles' music and using it on a De La Soul track.

On one wall in the departure area of the Guatemala City Aeropuerto hang clocks displaying the time in California, New York, Paris, etc.

Recordings of blood flow in the brain indicate that when a person visualizes something such as walking through his neighborhood, blood flow increases dramatically in the visual cortex, in parts of the brain that are working hard.

The more artificial an object is, the more arbitrary the restrictions are on its movements, the simpler the rules governing the play, the more powerful a game seems to become.

Literacy depends on linear, sequential, abstract and reductionist ways of thinking - the same as hunting and killing.

Images of any kind proscribed in first culture to worship written words.

With that behind me, I'm reading David Sibbet's classic <i>I See What You Mean!</i> It's a workbook for learning to do group graphics.

I intend to incorporate visuals in my consulting engagements from now on.

1. Learning by Teaching: If you have to explain something to someone else, then you have already learned to explain it to yourself.


Summarized by Copernic Summarizer

Posted by Jay Cross at April 11, 2004 01:51 AM | TrackBack
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Wow. That's awesome. I can only guess at the algorithms Copernic uses to generate a summary like this.

Posted by: Jay Cross at April 11, 2004 02:04 AM

Looking for patterns, I arranged the summary by category:

internet time blog



Concepts:


learning, jay cross, elearning, businessperson, managers, blogs, designing, community, technology, online, customization, networks.


Arranged by concept:


Learning

The only valid metrics for corporate learning are business metrics. No such thing as a classroom, because learning happens in a variety of settings. Distant students need to become more selective and focused in their learning in order to master new information. An important insight gained from some of the more recent projects in member companies of the Society for Organizational Learning has led to the distinction between two different sources or processes of organizational learning: one that is based on reflecting the experiences of the past (Type I) and a second source, one that is grounded in sensing and enacting emerging futures (Type II). With that behind me, I'm reading David Sibbet's classic See What You Mean. It's a workbook for learning to do group graphics. Learning by Teaching: If you have to explain something to someone else, then you have already learned to explain it to yourself. I never allowed schooling to interfere with my education. --Mark Twain


businessperson, managers. Imagine telling your sales manager that the sales force was well prepared ("Levels 1 & 2") but simply hadn't sold anything ("Levels 3 & 4"). Tom Stewart has a wonderful line, The customer today can call the tune because he knows the score. As marketers, we break the market into pieces ("segments") in order to identify and focus our attention on the significant few who produce most of the results. Over time, profit and shareholder value are the same thing. The operator having arranged and classified his books, papers, etc., seats himself for business at the writing table and realizes at once that he is master of the situation.


Blogs. A customer blog enables a company to make announcements to its Web customers immediately. If you disagree with a blogger you can tell him or her via comments and links and initiate a dialogue with the author and other readers. There's a lot to be said for blogging, and three interesting, expressive bloggers do it well here, providing thoughtful, intriguing and diverse points of view about the phenomenon. We should shamelessly but briefly blow our own horn a little here and point out that in some ways Netsurfer is a blog, and perhaps the oldest of them all. Many of the people who design websites had a problem with this.


designing. You found a page that's part of a listing of visual learning resources. Images of any kind proscribed in first culture to worship written words. I intend to incorporate visuals in my consulting engagements from now on. A good online instructor wears many hats. But the result will be a new kind of conversation. Great example of how visuals show relationships and get the mind's wheels to turning. Thought history, groups of people often without conscious design, have successfully blended individual and collective effort to create something new and wonderful. The more artificial an object is, the more arbitrary the restrictions are on its movements, the simpler the rules governing the play, the more powerful a game seems to become. Literacy depends on linear, sequential, abstract and reductionist ways of thinking - the same as hunting and killing. Recordings of blood flow in the brain indicate that when a person visualizes something such as walking through his neighborhood, blood flow increases dramatically in the visual cortex, in parts of the brain that are working hard.



Community. This myth has been virtually unchallenged for years, he says, and in a provocative and interesting essay called Progressive Politics, Electronic Individualism, and the Myth of Virtual Community, Lockard claims that it's nothing more than a bunch of hooey. The development of friendship in this manner is I believe a very good alternative to traditional community, which, for all the "meaning" it bestows on life, is more often than not coercive, intolerant and closed-off. In the ensuing sibling division of labor, Dave is appointed unofficial guardian of his 8-year-old brother, Christopher.


technology. . The Internet is a network of many metaphors. A CMS supports the creation, management, distribution, publishing, and discovery of content from cradle to grave. SOAP makes it possible to use Web services for transactions, say, credit card authorization or checking inventory in real-time and placing an order.





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