In today’s information-driven world, we are constantly bombarded with an overwhelming amount of text. Whether it’s news articles, research papers, or business reports, the sheer volume of information can be difficult to manage and process. This is where the importance of summarizing long texts comes into play.
By condensing lengthy content into concise summaries, we can quickly gain a clear understanding of the key points without having to sift through pages of text. In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to use Eden AI to generate accurate and concise summaries.
Text summarization is the process of condensing a longer document or a piece of text into a shorter version, while retaining the key information and meaning of the original content. The resulting summary should be a concise and coherent representation of the main points or ideas conveyed in the original text.
There are two main types of text summarization: extractive and abstractive. Extractive summarization involves selecting and extracting the most important sentences or phrases from the original text, while abstractive summarization involves generating a summary by rephrasing and synthesizing the information in the original text using natural language generation techniques.
Text summarization is widely used in various applications, such as news aggregation, document management, and information retrieval, to provide users with a quick overview of the content and help them save time and effort in reading and processing large amounts of information.
If you want to summarize long texts effectively, you can use the Text Summarization API provided by Eden AI. Here are the steps to summarize a long text using Eden AI:
To start using Text Summarization, you need to create an account on Eden AI for free. Then, you'll be able to get your API key directly from the homepage and use it with free credits offered by Eden AI.
To make requests to the API, you need to have the appropriate libraries and dependencies installed in your development environment. In this case, you will need to install the requests library and the JSONLibrary.
You can use the Python script provided by Eden AI to summarize long text. Here’s the sample code you can use:
Within this code, you can customize the MAX_SECTION_LENGTH variable to regulate the maximum length of each section of the text. The text variable should be replaced with your own lengthy text. The API_KEY variable should be set to your actual API Key obtained from Eden AI.
The code will split the long text into smaller sections, each adhering to the defined maximum length outlined by MAX_SECTION_LENGTH. For every section, a summary is generated by Eden AI and added to a list.
Finally, the code will concatenate all the summaries to get a summary of the entire text, and print it to the console.
Once you have written your Python script, you can run it to summarize your lengthy text. The script will make a request to the Text Summarization API using your API Key, and it will return a summary of your text.
Here are some best practices to consider when using Eden AI’s Summarization API:
We offer a unified API for all providers: simple and standard to use, with a quick switch between providers and access to the specific features of each provider.
The JSON output format is the same for all suppliers thanks to Eden AI's standardization work. The response elements are also standardized thanks to Eden AI's powerful matching algorithms.
With Eden AI you have the possibility to integrate a third-party platform: we can quickly develop connectors. To go further and customize your Summarization request with specific parameters, check out our documentation.