Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Topicmarks: Extract Facts from Lengthy Documents and Obtain Their Summaries

I've been using this site for about a year and a half.  It is still in beta, and a bit quirky at times, but I've included it in the CTE319 course on Instructional Technologies and Materials Development for the past two years.  It demonstrates the changing landscape of how people process language and texts these days.  I believe this technology is fundamentally changing the way people function in English as a foreign language, and therefore, will change forever the way we teach English as a foreign language...whether we like it or not.

Have a look at this very good blog post that explains how the site works with some very good screenshots and easy to understand language: Topicmarks: Extract Facts from Lengthy Documents and Obtain Their Summaries

Would love to hear from any luddites about the ramifications of this technology on learning and reading. :)

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