Topicmarks is a web service that creates smart, interactive synopses from documents. It uses artificial intelligence to statistically analyze documents to distill them down to six sections: Overview, Facts, Summary, Keywords, Index and Properties. Topicmarks users can upload documents, use the bookmarklet to grab web content, e-mail in text, or copy and paste text for nearly instant analysis.
This product, currently being beta-tested represents more than four years of machine learning and artificial intelligence research that can statistically analyze cloud documents, or those you upload to the service, to quickly distill them down to six sections: Overview, Facts, Summary, Keywords, Index and Properties.
What can Topicmarks do for learners?
• Using the most advanced natural-language processing technology available to understand the true meaning of your text, Topicmarks will summarize it for you and retain all its facts forever.
• Upload multiple texts and Topicmarks becomes your knowledge base: finding links between texts, grouping texts around topics, and containing all the facts from all documents you ever read.
• Topicmarks helps you understand the essence and retain every single fact
Topicmarks works by cutting up the full text into sentences, attaching meaning like synonyms and antonyms to each word in the sentence, and then by identifying triplets (typically between subject, verb and object) that are the basic facts expressed in the text.
Topicmarks users can upload documents, use the bookmarklet to grab web content, e-mail in text, or copy and paste text for nearly instant analysis. Key points are extracted and personalized to the user.
In the future, Topicmarks technology could also be applied to distilling key points from social media streams like Twitter and Facebook or RSS feeds. For now, the immediate focus is integrating with popular cloud services such as Dropbox or Scribd and improving the design of the site to make it more appealing to end users.