Summarised news for the mobile phone

29.03.2004
The first automatic text summariser for news in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish has been constructed by a Nordic research group within the Nordic Council of MInisters language technology programme.
The newly developed text summariser ScandSum is able to summarise texts in all Scandinavian languages and compress the text down to 20 percent of the original while maintaining 80 percent of the content.

The research group now plans to commercialise the technology:
-We believe that this technology will revolutionise the news industry because the news can now be fitted to the individual users. This also means that the newspapers can be printed faster and digital news will be specialised for several groups of readers, says project manager Hercules Dalianis.

Free trial version of ScandSum: http://swesum.nada.kth.se
Further information:
Hercules Dalianis
Tel +46 70-568 13 59
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