TLDR This

Automatically summarize any article or webpage in a click.

#1 Product of the DayJuly 28, 2019
TLDR This is a web app (+ chrome extension) that can take a painfully long piece of text and sum it up into five key bullet points using the power of NLP.
Spend less time reading counterproductive stuff and more on doing valuable work.
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13 Reviews3.1/5
Tried on a few articles. The app didn't output anything useful at all.
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@boris_tseytlin Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear it didn't work on the articles you tried. We use a version of the TextRank algorithm to rank each of the text sentences in the article and then select the top 5 most representative sentences from the article. I am not an expert in this field so not too sure if that's the best way. Just started with NLP a few days back and wanted to test it out by developing a small application. As I continue to work on this, I will keep implementing new methods like Deep Learning based summarization to improve the result. I have personally tried it on a number of articles and it seems to provide good results. Also, I have received feedback from a number of users who say that it worked for them. But yes there are some articles where it fails to give accurate results since the "article summarisation" technology is still in its development stage. We will try to improve it in the next version. Thank you again for your feedback.
Hi everyone 👋 I am delighted to share my new project 📚"TLDR This" with you guys here on ProductHunt. Problem 🤔: There's so much content out there but too little time to read. So many times, it happens that there's a long article that we're interested in, but we don't really feel like scouring through it to extract relevant information from it. Hence, I created "TLDR This" to help you navigate relevant content quickly and easily, without having to read the whole thing. Steps to get cracking - 1. Copy and paste either the URL or the text of the article you'd like summarized. 2. Press the "Process Text" button, and you are good to go. TLDR This also comes with a chrome extension, allowing you to summarize any webpage at the click of a button. How to use the chrome extension? Just click the “tl;dr” button in Chrome's toolbar on a webpage which you'd like summarized and within a few seconds, you'll get the < 5 sentence summary right there. Please let me know if you have any feedback/suggestions. Thanks a lot 🙏
@samanyou_garg Hey this is very cool, haven't had too much time to dive in but am very excited to jump in. And congrats on a great launch. Is this your first launch?
@drew_dunn1 Thank you very much. Please test it out and let me know if you face any problems.
@samanyou_garg dude I hate to say this but there are at least 5-10 same extensions out there. What the point of making another one?
@kpmg_canada Hi, sure there are extensions that do it but I personally couldn't find any extension that was suitable for my needs. The chrome extensions that are currently present either require the user to register/login or subscribe to a paid plan after some number of requests or fail to work on some websites or require you to select the text manually. I recently got started with NLP. So I created this app to create a real-world application in order to test my understanding of the same. This is just the initial version. As I continue to work on this, I will keep implementing new methods like Deep Learning based summarization to improve the result. Thank you very much for taking the time to use the app and providing your feedback.
TL;DR it looks cool
@syswarren We are glad that you liked it. Thank you very much for taking the time to use the app and providing your feedback.
Amazing app!
@hanuman Thanks a lot.
Thanks for sharing this, there is definitely a need for time savers like this one!
@tgel0 We are glad that you liked it. Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback.