Course Outline

Introduction to Text Summarization with Python

  • Comparing sample text with auto-generated summaries
  • Installing sumy (a Python Command-Line Executable for Text Summarization)
  • Using sumy as a Command-Line Text Summarization Utility (Hands-On Exercise)

Evaluating three Python summarization libraries: sumy 0.7.0, pysummarization 1.0.4, readless 1.0.17 based on documented features

Choosing a library: sumy, pysummarization or readless

Creating a Python application using sumy library on Python 2.7/3.3+

  • Installing the sumy library for Text Summarization
  • Using the Edmundson (Extraction) method in sumy Python Library for Text

Summarization

  • Creating simple Python test code that uses sumy library to generate a text summary

Creating a Python application using pysummarization library on Python 2.7/3.3+

  • Installing pysummarization library for Text Summarization
  • Using the pysummarization library for Text Summarization
  • Creating simple Python test code that uses pysummarization library to generate a text summary

Creating a Python application using readless library on Python 2.7/3.3+

  • Installing readless library for Text Summarization
  • Using the readless library for Text Summarization

Creating simple Python test code that uses readless library to generate a text summary

Troubleshooting and debugging

Closing Remarks

Requirements

  • An understanding of Python programming (Python 2.7/3.3+)
  • An understanding of Python libraries in general
 14 Hours

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